[ros-bugs] [Bug 1430] piix4 problems
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ReactOS.Bugzilla at reactos.org
Wed Apr 26 02:28:20 CEST 2006
------- Comment #3 from mikedep333 at comcast.net 2006-04-26 02:28 CET -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> >copying/pasting on all systems. The command prompt can do this in the meantime.
> the problem is that i had also tryed with ther command prompt
Ok, well the simple fact that the installer and the rest of the system can
read/write to the hard drive, suggests that this is a problem with the command
prompt, not the ide driver. It would be helpful if you could provide sample
output from the command prompt when trying to copy a file.
> > > cash flush and similar
> > Currently partition recognition is very much incomplete, along with other
> > things in the installation like the repair mode. Failure to recognize hard
> > disks in the first place on your piix4 is probably a legitimate bug that needs
> > to be looked into, please state if that was the case. As for the "cache flush",
> > please explain in greater detail what you observed.
> for the partitioning:
> *i didn't remember very well what i saw before deleting the partitions
> *then i deleted them
> *then i created a partition for the whole hdd
> *then it created a near 2GB partition
> the problem is that after that i created another partitions with ~6GB of data
> inside and i need to move them before re-installing reactos(=>need to find 6GB
> space=>it will take some time)
Ok, allow me to clarify. The installer not only fails to detect partitions, if
often fails to create them properly. I have learned this in a disasterous way.
We are still interested in resolving such bugs quickly and I believe that
providing the MBR before and after installer can help us resolve this. However
you'll have to ask someone else (perhaps eric kohl) about exactly what steps to
take or wait for someone else to notice this report. If they do want the MBR,
it can be done with a command like this under linux (from a liveCD if you'd
dd if=/dev/hda of=/root/hda.boot.mbr bs=512 count=1
Where /dev/hda is your hard drive and /home/user/hda.boot.mbr is the file
containing a copy of the MBR.
> by the way why not making an instaler based on linux
> it would be very easy and stable
> if you only need filesystem suport it would be fine
Well, for one thing, we also need proper storage controller support. Linux and
ROS use different sets of drivers, and you wouldn't want the installer to
delete your old OS only to figure out that you can't use your new ReactOS
install on the hardware.
We also plan to use MS NTFS drivers if they are available, and we will have a
native way of using them, not just a wrapper like captive-NTFS for linux.
It would also make the bootcd bigger, and make us responsible for keeping more
Furthermore, we plan on having a partitioning utility run by the installed OS
and probably the live CD. We can't use linux ones for that, we should develop
one set for use at all times (even if they have different front-ends.)
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