First Stage GUI Setup

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current developers: Matthias Kupfer, Klemens Friedl


We want to replace the 1st stage textmode setup (usetup) as default setup by a 1st stage GUI setup. So we can join bootcd and livecd to one cd (like in Ubuntu), which provides functionality of livecd as well as setup-cd. The modes selected in freeloader should be:

  • LiveCD (booting a Live-System without touching any hard disk)
  • GUI-Setup (booting a GUI similiar to LiveCD for the first stage of setup, usetup replacement)
  • Text-Setup (booting the old textmode setup)

(Later LiveCD and GUI-Setup mode might be combined to one entry.)


Language and Keyboard selection

Select system and setup language and keyboard layout

preview of first page of setup

Setup Type / Action

  • Install ReactOS
  • Update ReactOS
  • Recovery tools

Device Settings

Computer type
Display settings
Keyboard type

Partition Tool

Manage partitions (create, format, delete) to install ReactOS.
Select and use RAID or SCSI hard disk drivers
Support for FAT32 and later NTFS, EXT2, etc. Installation folder in "advanced options"-dialog
Setup boot loader (install, configure)

Install ReactOS

Create/prepare partitions
Copying files
Installing hives
Installing boot loader

First stage setup successful dialog

Reboot to resume with second stage