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IBM Thinkpad

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:16 am
by fuzz
If i install React OS, can I

1 install firefox or a usable web browser
2 use my wireless pc card
3 install windows 98 from it with my 98 install disk

Thanks Fuzz

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:04 am
by TwoTailedFox
1. Unknown if Installation would work. TCP/IP is currently not finished, so Networking and Web Browsing are not available. TCP/IP is currently scheduled for ROS 0.3.0

2. More than likely not, at least, not until a Later version of ROS.

3. Install Windows 98 first, then ROS, since 98 is very paranoid about taking over the Boot Sector. Installing 98 from ROS.. Not sure if it can or not, you can certainly try...

Re: IBM Thinkpad

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:10 am
by Meklort
fuzz wrote:If i install React OS, can I

1 install firefox or a usable web browser
2 use my wireless pc card
3 install windows 98 from it with my 98 install disk

Thanks Fuzz
1) I doubt it, not sure how well the installers work, and tcp/ip is experiments / doesnt work / sothign else
2) Drivers wouldnt work
3) You could, but i wouldnt (then again, not sure if the installer would run).

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:44 am
by fuzz
Thanks, i messed me lappy and the 98 disk wont boot and the dos is messed and i hav no floppy drive

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:27 pm
by Gedi
TwoTailedFox wrote:1. Unknown if Installation would work. TCP/IP is currently not finished, so Networking and Web Browsing are not available. TCP/IP is currently scheduled for ROS 0.3.0
There are still a few problems with firefox, mainly on the windowing side. Dillo works well though, as does ROS' built in web browser, ibrowser.
You need to install the mozilla 1.6 activeX controller to get it to work.
The IP stack is up and running in 0.2.6. You should be able to surf the web, grab your email and use ftp amougst other things.
There are still a few issues which will be ironed out before 0.3. One of the main problems is lack of GUI to configure the IP details. It must be done in the registry.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:52 pm
by fuzz
Where is all this software? I had nothing i n my numerious vmware instalations.

And how would i set up Dillo, i thought it was for linux?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:02 am
by Gedi
All the software is on the net. You have to download it and install it (with the exception of ibrowser and the FTP console prog, ping, etc.)

dillo - http://dillo-win.sourceforge.jp/index.en.html

Here is a pic of ROS accessing the ReactOS web site some time at the beginning of Jan, which is well before the 0.2.6 release.
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:41 am
by fuzz
I have a question thought, if desktop A is connected wirelessly could i run an eithernet cord from the back of desktop A to Laptop B and get connected to the net?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:49 am
by Meklort
fuzz wrote:I have a question thought, if desktop A is connected wirelessly could i run an eithernet cord from the back of desktop A to Laptop B and get connected to the net?
Yes you can, On desktop A if its running windows you have to set up internet connections sharing. You can also setup a network bridge (i think)

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:25 am
by fuzz
Any info on how i would be able to do this?!?

EDIT thanks I think I got it

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:45 am
by fuzz
ok new problem, I have Grub from my Syllable install, and it wont die, now i get error 2 from grub, how can i get rid of it?!?!

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:58 am
by mjs
Get a DOS (or Win98) boot disk and run fdisk /mbr.

BTW: You may search for a free NovellDOS (Caldera OpenDOS) on the net. That contains a suitable FDISK too. Maybe you can also use the FDISK of FreeDOS (www.freedos.org).

Regards,
Mark