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aletta 02-02-2012 09:56 PM

Need help setting up ReactOS on my CentOS 6.2 machine without floppy for bootloader
 
I have an 80 GB harddrive divided - 528MB as system for Centos 6.2 - 50GB formatted ext4 in two partitions and under lvm for use by Centos 6.2 - third 12 GB partition formatted fat 32 set aside for REactOS - extended 12 GB partition containing fourth primary partition formatted as fat 32 held for data storage.

What the machine lacks is a floppy drive which the install cd wants to put a bootloader on, what can I do as a workaround, can I add ReactOS into my grub.conf? what would that look like?

My previous two problems are still not solved, getting my PS2 mouse and wacom recognised and the noscreens error in my Xorg.conf.new file which says configuration failed. I did increase my memory to 2GB, which I hope will help a lot.

John VV 02-03-2012 12:15 AM

use a thumb drive
or get your self a old usb 3.5 floppy drive the disks might be a problem ( the disks are no longer manufactured )

aletta 02-08-2012 05:02 PM

So there is no way to get it working using the grub? I have tried monkeying with it but must be making a mistake somewhere. this is how it is partitioned:http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...42964935_n.jpg
that is the screenshot of how I've partitioned the drive, Reactos is on the "farm"
and this is how I've set up my Grub, which is giving me error 11 (?)
Quote:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
nomodeset
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root ro rd_blacklist=nouveau rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_livecd/lv_swap rd_NO_MD quiet rd_LVM_LV=vg_livecd/lv_root SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb crashkernel=128M KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM
initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64.img
title CentOS (2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root rd_blacklist=nouveau rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_livecd/lv_swap rd_NO_MD quiet rd_LVM_LV=vg_livecd/lv_root SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb crashkernel=auto KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM
initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64.img
title="ReactOS"
[ReactOS]
root /dev/sda3
SystemPath=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)
BootType=Windows2003
kernel /freeldr.sys DefaultOS=ReactOS TimeOut=0
So what am I doing wrong? Looking for a floppy drive but I really would like to get it double boot, and maybe I can get my wacom tablet working on Reactos.

syg00 02-08-2012 07:53 PM

Grub only recognises grub commands - not the ReactOS ones. Been a while since I looked at it - try reading this.

jefro 02-09-2012 09:14 PM

Grub is a loader, it can be used to load reactos.

I don't know what you need a floppy for either, reactos offers a cd, why would the installation program ask you to put a bootloader on a cd?

And reactos offers ready made virtual systems that may be the most easy way to proceed if you have a newish system and a virtual machine installed.


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