[ros-kernel] livecd questions/issues
bblaauw at home.nl
Tue Jun 29 21:41:06 CEST 2004
In trying the final ReactOS LiveCD I have the following questions:
*is it possible to integrate both the LiveCD and the ReactOS
installation cd into one cd?
problem is that they use the same directories, so mixing both can be
*what's the bootloader file in case I want to add this 24MB ReactOS cd
contents to my DVD?
("press a key to boot from cd"). I tried looking for a "CDMAKE -b
bootfile.bin" line but can't find it.
I'd like it to work the way people do it with multiboot-cd's:
1) Isolinux bootloader
2) Isolinux menu
3) Chainload the ReactOS cdrom bootloader file (this is the file I'm
4) Boot ReactOS kernel, drivers, subsystem, splashscreen, desktop
otherwise I'll have to find a way to extract the bootsector from the cdrom.
bootsectorfile is also needed to let people remaster the LiveCD, for
example when adding their own application(s).
too bad the Knoppix people have no more space on their disks, otherwise
ReactOS LiveCD could be added
(just like they added Memtest+, finally ).
*doubleclick on speaker-icon gives "Error_file_not_found"
*same thing for start/settings/system
*tooltips not working (holding mouse cursor over the time display does
not show me the current day-of-week + date)
*Start/settings/DesktopSettings shows screen way too low.
*Regedit icons in red. Intended? Already mentioned in this list, I guess.
*Start/Settings/SettingsMenu/System also a "path not found" issue.
*nice ReactOS background for the LiveCD, instead of plain blue ? Any
ReactOS screenshot would then contain the
ReactOS name if it's written in the background bitmap. nice advertorial :)
*GPL'd Ramdisk driver for ReactOS? have to store temp.files somewhere
when booting from cd..
this is big progress (as these are the only bugs I can find, for now).
maybe next time Thunderbird/Mozilla/OpenOffice/Winrar/WinAmp/Cygwin, so
ReactOS will be a usable operating system :)
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