Bobj_1960 wrote:I downloaded file bootcd-56592-dbg.7z and unpacked it using 7zip.
Burned file to CD using windows burn utility
put cd in test machine and rebooted.
boots to blinking cursor
IS the a boot record that I need to download from somewhere?
I assume you unpacked correctly by downloading the zip/7z file, then unpacking it so you end up with an ISO file.
Afterwards, burn the ISO image file to CD
If you place the ISO on CD it's not bootable as you only made a data CD then, not a bootable CD.
If you unpacked the ISO and transfered the contents of the ISO to CD, you end up with the same issue.
If you ever modify the contents of the ISO before burning it, you're on your own. Documentation isn't very clear on which exact filesystem is required for the CD, let alone which mastering and burning applications are able to handle this with which required settings.
Perhaps ReactOS should start selling CD/DVD/USB media