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Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
by ImperialSpectre
According to some reports on another thread on the General Discussion page apparently in the Nightly's build you can apparently now boot from USB if the post is true. I've tried the recent Nightly's on a USB drive and it doesn't yet boot from the USB and after the loading sequence it just goes to a black screen is this feature still being worked on? When will that feature be implemented officially on the official .iso's? I've heard a rumour that this may be implemented on the 0.4.13 version once out but not sure if its true. Also the USB Keyboard still freezes on the first stage setup when it reaches the language selection if anyone want to know my keyboard type and make its the Havit Magic Eagle gaming keyboard series.

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 pm
by karlexceed
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
I've tried the recent Nightly's on a USB drive and it doesn't yet boot
Is this on real hardware or a VM?
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
is this feature still being worked on?
Yes.
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
When will that feature be implemented officially on the official .iso's?
I can't say for certain.
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Also the USB Keyboard still freezes on the first stage setup when it reaches the language selection if anyone want to know my keyboard type and make its the Havit Magic Eagle gaming keyboard series.
This may be because of your keyboard - it's more than JUST a keyboard. There are LEDs and other features that might be affecting it's ability to work at this early stage of setup. I'd suggest to try again with a normal keyboard.

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:16 pm
by Quim
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
According to some reports on another thread on the General Discussion page apparently in the Nightly's build you can apparently now boot from USB if the post is true. I've tried the recent Nightly's on a USB drive and it doesn't yet boot from the USB and after the loading sequence it just goes to a black screen is this feature still being worked on? When will that feature be implemented officially on the official .iso's? I've heard a rumour that this may be implemented on the 0.4.13 version once out but not sure if its true. Also the USB Keyboard still freezes on the first stage setup when it reaches the language selection if anyone want to know my keyboard type and make its the Havit Magic Eagle gaming keyboard series.
Did you also test vgal builds?
http://vgal.ru.com/

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
by Quim
karlexceed wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 pm
This may be because of your keyboard - it's more than JUST a keyboard. There are LEDs and other features that might be affecting it's ability to work at this early stage of setup.
What other features have modern USB keyboards that are so differents than PS/2 keyboards?

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:30 pm
by karlexceed
Quim wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
What other features have modern USB keyboards that are so differents than PS/2 keyboards?
In this particular case, the keyboard OP mentions ("Havit Magic Eagle gaming keyboard") has RGB LEDs and "shortcut keys".

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:11 pm
by middings
Does the Havit Magic Eagle gaming keyboard require a driver? Is a suitable driver for Windows XP available?

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:23 pm
by karlexceed
Compatible with Windows 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 /Win10/Mac OS/Linux ( Warm Tips: The 8 multimedia shortcut keys only work with Windows system)
It's not clear if there's a driver requirement or not, but it certainly *should* work with ROS. I just suggested trying a more basic keyboard as a possible troubleshooting step. The likely real issue is the fact that it's USB.

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:51 pm
by pauljohnson17
Looking forward to the boot from a USB drive feature. Have an old drive-less laptop I'd like to use it on.

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:21 pm
by Kidplayer_666
Will that feature be included with the future react os 4.1.3?

Re: Boot from USB Drive?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:02 pm
by karlexceed
I don't believe so. But you can try the latest RC ISO for 0.4.13 and see if it works for you: https://reactos.org/wiki/Tests_for_0.4.13