[ros-kernel] ReactOS feedback - 0.20RC1a ISO
bblaauw at home.nl
Thu Jan 22 02:14:00 CET 2004
ReactOS is becoming more and more stable and almost usable.
some feedback (Vmware, win98 type gues, RAM varied between 8MB and 32MB
in increments of 4MB):
*use the installed ReactOS, then Settings -> Printers -> error
(something with line 255, see picture)
*Readme file on cdrom still needs updating, and a mentioning in
autorun.inf might be nice.
shell\ROSinfo=View &ReactOS Readme file
*icon for autorun.inf, can this go out of root directory of cdrom and
into LOADER directory together with ISOBOOT.BIN ?
it's a bit cleaner. maybe also readme.txt into this directory?
*Is the LOADER directory still needed on cdrom? no option to hide the
files into the REACTOS directory so all files in only 1 directory?
*What's the BOOTDISK directory for?
*Might be worth to get a new FreeDOS disk image. FORMAT has been
improved a lot lately, and handles FAT32 OK now.
you use it for FAT16 formatting IIRC [Bochs 40MB harddisk imagefile]?
*CMD responds a bit faster again, was really slow a few days ago.
*CDRom installer says "press ENTER to Reboot", but then has about
30seconds or so harddisk activity (as Vmware's HDD activity indicator
shows) still to go.
- what if people think "doesn't respond to my ENTER, let's hit the
Reboot switch on the computer!" ?
*Rebooting after "ReactOS Profiles initialized does not actually reboot
(Vmware) reboot manually..
*what are current memory requirements for
1)installing - 32MB? 20MB goes OK, 8MB really slows file copying down a lot.
2)using - 32MB? ehm..20MB boots succesfully into Explorer
are both the ReactOS setup (from cdrom or an installation source
directory) and the installed ReactOS still loadable through DOS?
I can't wait till a full-installed Bochs image of 0.2.0 is available.
allows me to put an installed ReactOS on my DVD
(the Syslinux package can handle (gzip-compressed)disk images created by
Bochs and load them on top of a Ramdisk).
ReactOS loadable and usable through 1 single file..must be heaven for
no Bochs feedback yet, except that speed was horrible and mouse driver
didn't respond (not sure about that one anymore, though).
I'm impressed. good luck!
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