Hi @ all, at first i really like the idea behind reactos its a pretty nice project. I recently ran into some problems while trying to install reactos from a usb-stick onto a old netbook wich is my dummy sytem for testing OS'es. I tryed to chainload freeloader via syslinux wich works so far he also loads the *.iso into the ramdisk without problems but after the loading process of the Kernel & co. the screen turns black and it seems to to do nothing (normaly the setup should show). On the netbook there is an old installation of slackware could that cause the problem or is it the hardware of the netbook?
thx in advanced and sorry for my bad english i com from germany.
thx for the fast awnser... its a bit disapointing but writing a whole os is an extremlie komplikatet task so its ok maybe i can fix it if i have some time in the next week... by the way the devs have done a pretty good job i realy like reactos...
Sounds very interesting. I don't want to complain. I like that Project and i love testing things i'm curios about. But unfortunatlie i don't have enough diskspace on my dev pc to install it via vmware or virtual box so i wanted to try it on my netbook. I would love to play around with the source a bit and test those changes on the netbook. Maybe i can get the usb driver working.
Once you check out the source and make a fix or two, you'll need to make a new "Bug report" in our bugtracker, JIRA, and attach your fix to the bug report. Once the devs have seen enough quality commits from you, you can get direct commit access.
The more devs we have, the better. Sadly I'm just a hobby coder, and I can't contribute anything meaningful beyond occasional testing.