Wndows 7/2008 R2 Loaders

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  1. nikmb

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    #1 nikmb, Mar 17, 2010
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  2. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    So basically ur saying that u'ce written ur own loader right?
     
  3. Hazar

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    He showed me that in PM yeah he wrote his own loader
     
  4. FreeStyler

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    Yes, i'm interested :)
    why not just post it here? ;)
     
  5. nikmb

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    #6 pkaji123, Mar 18, 2010
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    Seems to be interesting,will test it..
    Anyways thanks for sharing..
    +1:biggrin:
     
  7. nikmb

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    @pkaji123.

    I would appreciate feedback on success/failure.

    Thanks
     
  8. FreeStyler

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  9. secr9tos

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    @nikmb: I like the idea of open source => rep +1
     
  10. nikmb

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    @freestyler I use a VMWare Linux guest.
    @secr9tos So do I.
     
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  12. FreeStyler

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    Thx for the prompt reply, will try it asap (now if i only had some spare time)
     
  13. nikmb

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    Just to let everybody know about future development ideas.

    At the moment I use the EBDA (extended bios data area) which is seldom used and gauranteed to be a minimum of 1K and can be as much as 8K.
    Should problems arise with this simple method these are other options I am working on.
    1) In place update of RSDT/XSDT if space is availble at the end of each table and the memory is writeable. This would mean the RSDP, RSDT and XSDP need not be moved.
    2) Slic placement into other memory areas should the EBDA be used for something else.

    These options could be automatic or as I'd prefer by commands so there is no guessing and a particular configuration can be setup for problematic machines.
     
  14. FreeStyler

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    Ok, have been trying to replace the SLICLDR in the CD ISO with your grbldr and added menu.lst, default and oem.bin. The menu is not showing up... am i doing something wrong?
    I do not wan't to install grbldr into a physical drive, it has to be loaded in memory straight from the CD ISO.
     
  15. nikmb

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    That's what I would have tried as well.
    I will attempt the same and see if I can get it to work. It will take me 30+ minutes I guess.
     
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  17. FreeStyler

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    Thx... downloading right now, will post result once i tested it
     
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    #20 nikmb, Mar 18, 2010
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