Two problems with ReactOS v0.2.5 Release

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Gabriel Vigo
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Two problems with ReactOS v0.2.5 Release

Post by Gabriel Vigo » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:33 am

I'm testing the ReactOS v0.2.5 [LiveCD], in my two computers: the fist an "old" Pentium 200 Mhz w/64MB RAM - 8GB Hard Disk (all FAT32); and the second a "new" AMD Duron 945 Mhz, w/384MB - 80GB Hard Disk. In the "old" computer, when the CD starts the loading of the system, the following error appears (a blue window):

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An error occured in FreeLoader
FreeLoader v1.9
Report this error to the ReactOS Development mailing list <ros-dev@reactos.com>

Exception 00: DIVIDE BY ZERO

EAX: 00000001    ESP: 00077C80     CR0: 00000011    DR0: 00000000
EBX: 00000000    EBP: 00077CC4    CR1: 00000000     DR1: 00000000
ECX: 00000010    ESI: 00000000     CR2: 00000000     DR2: 00000000
EDX: 00000000    EDI: 00000000     CR3: 00000000     DR3: 00000000
                                                                                DR6: FFFF0FF0
                                                                                DR7: 00000400

CS: 0008     EIP: 0002120C
DS: 0010     ERROR CODE: 00000000
ES: 0010     EFLAGS: 00010046
FS: 0010     GDTR Base: 00008404 Limit: 0027
GS: 0010    IDTR Base: 00008450 Limit: 0100
SS: 0010    LDTR: 0000 TR: 0000

Frames:
0002116D    00011772    00011A68    000193B0    00014911    00022176    00021FB3    000246A1
000213D2    00008229
That's the blue window (a lot of work carried me writing this screen exactly). This error also appears in the previous version (ROS v0.2.4), in this same machine. Now, in my other "new" computer, the CD seems to load OK. It reads the CD, but after asking me to "Hit any key to boot from CD...", the whole machine hangs-up in a blank black window. In this "new" computer, I've two partitions (the C:\ -> FAT32 ( with Windows 98 ); and E:\ -> NTFS ( with Windows 2000 ). The "old" computer has two partitions too, but the two partitions are FAT32. So, which is the problem?. Are they problems of my machines, or these are bugs of ReactOS?

If you need more information of anyone of my machines, write me here...

Greetings,
Gabriel Vigo (Spanish Member).-

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Post by uniQ » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:58 am

Did you Email this to the ROS-dev list too?

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Did you try the latest nightly build?

Post by Jaix » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:16 am

Did you try the latest nightly build?

http://reactos.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=344

See if you experience the same troubble with that one.

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Post by Sarocet » Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:29 pm

May it be a problem with big hard disks?
I don't know if ther is any known bug with them but as long as i have problems loading from CD (0.2.4 and also 0.2.5) with a computer with 80Gb disk (it's partitioned but there is still a big partition and two little) and it stops loading at disk.sys. Well, i can't really know if it stops. I suppose i have patient enough (if not how long does it take?? :?: ) It works with my computer whih has more HD but it is much more partitioned.
See if you can check it with less drive space :D
I let the experts the work to check if i'm wrong. :P

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Re: Two problems with ReactOS v0.2.5 Release

Post by GvG » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:52 am

Gabriel Vigo wrote:

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An error occured in FreeLoader
FreeLoader v1.9
Report this error to the ReactOS Development mailing list <ros-dev@reactos.com>

Exception 00: DIVIDE BY ZERO
That sounds suspiciously like an error which was solved after the 0.2.5 release. Can you try with the latest SVN build? If you don't know how to create that let me know and I'll send you an .iso.

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Results of the tests...

Post by Gabriel Vigo » Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:40 am

I'm really sorry for the long delay :oops: (I was very busy these days)...

Well, let's go on... :)

Yesterday, I've been testing what you told me...

In the "new" computer, the problem was solved with one of the latest nightly builds. My new computer doesn't hang-up anymore at the startup (in a black screen). Now ReactOS works OK in my "new" computer (Thanks Jaix for the tip)...

But, in my "old" computer, the problem continues. But it isn't the same error. The blue screen doesn't appear anymore (as GvG said, it was solved). But now appears another error (very disconcerting). This is the error message:

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Failed to read the PVD.
Press any key
No active partition.
Press any key.
Error opening active (bootable) partition on boot drive 0xff for file access.
Error opening freeldr.ini or file not found.
You need to re-install FreeLoader.
Press any key to reboot.
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The message says that there isn't an active partition, but that isn't true.
I don't know that's wrong now... It's a bug or another problem?...
(If you need more information about my PC, only ask me for that)
Any ideas?

Cheers! :)

P.S.: All was tested with 27st February nightly build.

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Re: Results of the tests...

Post by GvG » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:54 pm

Gabriel Vigo wrote:

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Failed to read the PVD.
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Hmm, this means freeldr has trouble reading the CD. I'm not sure why though...

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Post by niteice » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:51 pm

CD drive perhaps?

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Post by Gabriel Vigo » Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:06 am

niteice wrote:CD drive perhaps?
I don't know, but the CD Drive is a new LG 52X,
and it doesn't have any problems reading CDs...
GvG wrote:Hmm, this means freeldr has trouble reading the CD. I'm not sure why though...
I think that the problem neither comes from the CD, because
in my "new" computer, the same CD works very well indeed...

Another option?... :|

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Post by Dolphin » Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:26 pm

Well, I can't help to solve the problem, but I want to mention that I have some problems with booting from CD too.
Sometimes freeldr hangs while loading ReactOS. Then when I reburn the CD (RW) with the same image or try to boot several times, it boots correctly.
Running under Windows I have no problems to access the unbootable CD,
so the CD is fully readable in the CD drive.

Maybe there are problems with CD access / erro handling in freeldr or timing issues?!
A working software is special state of chaos
that might behave as you have expected it to do.

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Post by GreatLord » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:10 pm

LG CD/DVD does have problem reading cd-RW and DVD+R and DVD+RW disc. I have not try any LG-CD driver with DVD-RW disc

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Post by Gabriel Vigo » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:56 am

I'm not using a DVD-RW or CD-RW. I'm using simple CD-Drive with a simple CD-Recordable (not a CD-RW). And I really don't think that it can be a problem with the CD-Drive, because ReactOS works very well with the same CD-Drive in my "new" computer (I've tested it), and this CD-Drive doesn't have any problems reading CDs. And I record the CDs in another computer in my job, not with the "old" computer.
For me (IMHO), the problem is an incompatibility of FreeLoader with the BIOS of my old computer (but I don't know about it). Can be that?... (If you need more info of my computer, only ask for it).
Greetings... :)

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Post by GreatLord » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:29 am

Can you try with another CD-driver that are not LG
LG -CD / DVD driver are know not be 100% compatible with atapi.
and can not read some cd/dvd disc. LG-DVD driver are know have a cache problem in the hardware, so it hard geting sync with dvd movies with a certen hardware mpeg2 decoder card.

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Post by Gabriel Vigo » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:40 pm

Mmmm, no. By the moment, I don't have any friends that have another CD-Drive to lend me (and I'm not going to change my CD-Drive only for this reason. The CD-Drive is semi-new).

Well, it's supposed to there be another option, for those who have this LG CD-Drive, no?... :oops:

What about making a bootable diskette that loads the Live-CD directly? (to avoid the problems in the LG CD-Drive). It's possible? (and how?)... This can be a solution, no?... :)

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