Wndows 7/2008 R2 Loaders

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    Ich hätte lieber ein kaltes Bier und Zirbenschnaps dazu mit einem Riesen Schnitzel und Pommes.
    Salat Beilage für die Gesundheit natürlich.

    Translation

    I would prefer a cold beer, Zirben Schnaps (made with Swiss Pine tree resin), massive Schnitzel and chips and for health a side salad.
     
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    #123 Yen, Mar 29, 2010
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    Unfortunately, the link you have clicked is not available.

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    #127 nikmb, Mar 29, 2010
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    it was there. let me check and re-up. Sometime megaupload loses files for a short time.

    Re-upped, it was there and then gone. Maybe it's because of an embedded 7z archive file. I'll try without it.
     
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    Bump everyone. Link is there now
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    Hi FreeStyler

    The problem appears to be with compiling under MSys environment in Windows. Compiling using Linux and VirtualBox can load the slic file perfectly. I've added some extra loadslic options so I can test different scenarios out and speed up development. That's going fantastically now. Without any extra options it does it's default algorithm of trying to work out what's best but this can be overriden by the options if you want.

    I'll release this version next week and provide you with a new grldrslic later this week.
     
  10. FreeStyler

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    #131 FreeStyler, Mar 30, 2010
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    Hi nikmb, Nice find...love to get it working on VitualBox as there is no proper/simple method to 'fake' slic for that VM :)
     
  11. nikmb

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    I only update the rsdt if there's no xsdt as windows uses the xsdt if it's there. please check and let me know if you have rsdt and xsdt.
     
  12. FreeStyler

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    #133 FreeStyler, Mar 30, 2010
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    No (active) xsdt, eg: (The Machine is (modded) Acer and i loaded ASUS slic)
    Same result in Everest.

    Code:
    Table NameOEMID&TableIDAddress  LenthDescription Table  (ACPI 1.0)
    
    RSD PTR ACPIAM        000FA6C0    20Root System Desc.Pointer
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     |- RSDTACRSYSACRPRDCTBFFA0000    76Root System Desc.Table
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        00 |- FACP  042309FACP1644BFFA0200   132
        01 |- APIC  042309APIC1644BFFA0390   128
        02 |- MCFG  042309OEMMCFG BFFA0410    60
      * 03 |- SLIC  _ASUS_NotebookBFFA0450   374Software Licensing Desc.Table
        04 |- WDRT  042309NV-WDRT BFFA05D0    71
        05 |- OEMB  042309OEMB1644BFFAE040   113
        06 |- HPET  042309OEMHPET0BFFA6A90    56
        07 |- NVHD  042309NVHDCP  BFFAE0C0  1364
        08 |- AWMI  042309OEMB1644BFFAE620    78
        09 |- SSDT  DpgPmmCpuPm   BFFAF070  2684
    
          --- Scan  Finished ---
    I say No (active) xsdt as i see it in the BIOS binary, but it is not shown by Everest or Slic Dump Toolkit

    I'll try same ASUS slic on by genuine Packard-Bell Windows 7 system @Work tomorrow
     
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    #134 nikmb, Mar 30, 2010
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    So that's like an already existing slic by the look of it. ok I will investigate. I've changed quite a few things once I found out what I could/could not do and it's very nearly ready for another rewrite to get things as logicaL and as compact as possible.

    It's a bit like the LHC. You don't know what to fix until you've built it.

    I've also disassembled zsmins grldr and from the look of the text strings inside I'm attempting to do pretty much what his does.
     
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    So that would mean one up on Zsmin's grldr?
     
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  16. FreeStyler

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    Yes exactly, my bios has ACRSYS Bios SLIC, i just tried booting it with the Asus SLIC using the ISO, It seems it replaced the SLIC, but not the RSDT
     
  17. FreeStyler

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    I'm using VirtualBox to manipulate & test various Vista & Win 7 PQSERVICE partitions and the alike, Zsmin's grldr boot into these PQSERVICE partitions and therefor not suitable (allthough i could force it to boot into the 2nd partition)
     
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    #139 FreeStyler, Mar 31, 2010
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    Here a the results from the Genuine Packard-Bell Windows 7 system (pre-installed with original 2.1 slic bios), booted using grldrslic.iso with Dell slic,

    Code:
    Table NameOEMID&TableIDAddress  LenthDescription Table  (ACPI 1.0)
    
    RSD PTR ACPIAM        000FB060    20Root System Desc.Pointer
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     |- RSDTACRSYSACRPRDCTAFFA0000    72Root System Desc.Table
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        00 |- FACP  ACRSYSFACP1329AFFA0200   132
        01 |- APIC  ACRSYSAPIC1329AFFA0390   128
        02 |- MCFG  ACRSYSOEMMCFG AFFA0410    60
      * 03 |- SLIC  DELL  QA09    AFFA0450   374Software Licensing Desc.Table
        04 |- WDRT  ACRSYSNV-WDRT AFFA05D0    71
        05 |- OEMB  ACRSYSOEMB1329AFFAE040   114
        06 |- HPET  ACRSYSOEMHPET0AFFAA620    56
        07 |- NVHD  ACRSYSNVHDCP  AFFAE0C0  1364
        08 |- SSDT  DpgPmmCpuPm   AFFAEA30   867
    
          --- Scan  Finished ---
     
  19. FreeStyler

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    #140 FreeStyler, Mar 31, 2010
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    Btw, is the 'loadslicdebug' option is no longer available?

    Another test, modded PC Asrock motherboard with Acer 2.1 SLIC , booted using grldrslic.iso with Samsung Slic (This one passes)

    Code:
    Table NameOEMID&TableIDAddress  LenthDescription Table  (ACPI 1.0)
    
    RSD PTR ACPIAM        0009FE50    20Root System Desc.Pointer
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     |- RSDTSECCSDLH43STAR0009FE00    68Root System Desc.Table
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        00 |- FACP  A_M_I OEMFACP BFFB0200   132
      * 01 |- SLIC  SECCSDLH43STAR0009FE70   374Software Licensing Desc.Table
        02 |- APIC  ACRSYSAPIC1445BFFB0390   108
        03 |- MCFG  ACRSYSOEMMCFG BFFB0400    60
        04 |- OEMB  ACRSYSOEMB1445BFFC0040   113
        05 |- AAFT  070809OEMAAFT BFFB5A90    39
        06 |- GSCI  070809GMCHSCI BFFC00C0  8228
        07 |- SSDT  DpgPmmCpuPm   BFFC2A10  2684
    
          --- Scan  Finished ---