[ros-dev] Idea for the textual setup of ReactOS
personal at juleos.co.uk
Fri Oct 14 17:42:39 CEST 2005
David Hinz wrote:
> Jonathon Keogh schrieb:
>> Bernd Blaauw wrote:
>>> Jonathon Keogh schreef:
>>>> * ....
>>>> * Ask questions about drives
>>>> * Ask question about location of ReactOS
>>>> * Ask question about booting
>>>> * Apply drive stuff
>>>> * Apply ReactOS location (and copy files)
>>>> * Apply booting stuff
>>>> * Reboot PC
>>> You mean answer all questions as soon as possible, then be done with
>>> it until ReactOS has installed?
>> Yes, I did :)
>>> 1) Start caching installation files in RAM (as long as CD is the
>>> only install medium supported, otherwise  first )
>>> 2) Textmode mass storage drivers for potential destination locations
>>> (and for source installation medium?)
>>> 3) Partitioning
>>> 4) Install destination location (disk + location)
>>> 5) Boot manager questions
>>> 6) Other stuff (VGA, keyboard, language, country etc)
>>> 7) Copy files (should be fast when they reside in RAM already)
>>> 8) Boot manager stuff (if  doesn't hang on systems with 32MB or
>>> less, bug 703 I think)
>>> 8A: disk only (MBR)
>>> 8B: diskette only
>>> 8C: both A and B (functions as a ROS startup bootdisk, and you can't
>>> create a FreeLDR diskette from an install ReactOS AFAIK)
>>> 8D: something with writing bootsector to a file only.
>>> 9) Reboot
>>>> This is just an idea, remember.
>>> Mine also. Idea is to start as early possible with reading the
>>> contents of a medium that's as slow as a cdrom.
>>> If 32MB is a nice bottom platform for installation ( 0.2x series did
>>> also install and boot with 20 or 24MB RAM),
>>> then anything above it can act as file copy cache.
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> Maybe we should move all parts of setup (including the part after the
> reboot) to the beginning of setup.
> First all questions will be asked and then ros will be installed.
> Just an idea...
> David Hinz
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That's what I meant.
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