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Rolz
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(Solved) Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by Rolz » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:41 pm

Hello all,

I've booted 0.4.9 up in vmware exi 6.0.0 (3029758) and all I get is the desktop and the mouse moving.

Ctrl-alt-del does nothing, so I'm a bit lost as to what to do next

I did search before posting, but nothing really jumped out.

Cheers :)

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karlexceed
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by karlexceed » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:46 pm

Did you use the Boot CD or the Live CD?
How did you configure the VM prior to installing?

Did you look here? https://reactos.org/wiki/VMware

FWIW, I've never had great luck with ROS in ESX...

Rolz
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by Rolz » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 am

karlexceed wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Did you use the Boot CD or the Live CD?
How did you configure the VM prior to installing?

Did you look here? https://reactos.org/wiki/VMware

FWIW, I've never had great luck with ROS in ESX...
yeah nothing in there, it's almost as if "explorer.exe" or whatever similar ReactOS process isn't starting.

middings
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by middings » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:39 am

karlexceed wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Did you use the Boot CD or the Live CD?
How did you configure the VM prior to installing?
Hey, Rolz, what are the answers to these questions?

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MSOSDev
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by MSOSDev » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:35 am

I got the same issue from using ReactOS on real hardware, and found the cause was USB related in that having the mouse and/or keyboard plugged in during boot would result in this screen. Booting the system with the mouse/keyboard unplugged fixed the issue, so I just did that then plugged them in after explorer started.

Try starting ReactOS without a mouse/keyboard registered in the virtual machine software and see what happens.

You're using a virtual machine, so my solution may not work. I'm curious if it does.

Rolz
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by Rolz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm

middings wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:39 am
karlexceed wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Did you use the Boot CD or the Live CD?
How did you configure the VM prior to installing?
Hey, Rolz, what are the answers to these questions?

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I used the Boot CD

Used guest OS of Windows2000

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cb88
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by cb88 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:34 am

Also you might want to try using an SATA or IDE controller, the buslogic one is flakey even with real windows even thought it's a brain dead simple device.

karlexceed
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by karlexceed » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 pm

Alright, so I re-created your VM situation and discovered a few things.

First, you set up the VM as a Windows 2000 guest. It should be Windows XP Pro (32 bit), especially in VMware because of the virtual hardware.
Second, you've added two vCPUs for some reason. ROS is only single-core capable currently.

I'm testing using ESX 6.5:
  • If I setup VM as Windows 2000, I have issues controlling the mouse but managed to install. After a reboot, I see the same thing this post is about - desktop and mouse, but nothing else.
  • If I setup VM as Windows Server 2003 (which is what I use in VirtualBox), then the installer can't find the hard disk to install. This is an issue with the disk controller driver.
  • If I setup the VM as Windows XP Pro (32 bit), then the installer works normally. I'm able to reboot and return to the desktop. I was even able to install the VMware Tools and it worked great.

Rolz
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Re: Get Desktop and Mouse but thats it.

Post by Rolz » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:41 am

karlexceed wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Alright, so I re-created your VM situation and discovered a few things.

First, you set up the VM as a Windows 2000 guest. It should be Windows XP Pro (32 bit), especially in VMware because of the virtual hardware.
Second, you've added two vCPUs for some reason. ROS is only single-core capable currently.

I'm testing using ESX 6.5:
  • If I setup VM as Windows 2000, I have issues controlling the mouse but managed to install. After a reboot, I see the same thing this post is about - desktop and mouse, but nothing else.
  • If I setup VM as Windows Server 2003 (which is what I use in VirtualBox), then the installer can't find the hard disk to install. This is an issue with the disk controller driver.
  • If I setup the VM as Windows XP Pro (32 bit), then the installer works normally. I'm able to reboot and return to the desktop. I was even able to install the VMware Tools and it worked great.
I've tried the WinXP Pro and have also had the same success!
Thank you for your help!
I'm now really looking forward to testing ReactOS out! :)

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