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Re: Project: Building an OS/4 Merlin DVD - FIRST BOOT!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 09:11:50 am »
Hi, some progress here, I was able to burn the first draft of the DVD and tried to boot it:


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Help is appreciated!   ;)


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Re: Building an OS/4 Merlin DVD - FIRST BOOT!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2014, 08:48:54 pm »
Oh yeah, the basic system is up and running - please see the qsinit thread  8)

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Re: Building an OS/4 Merlin DVD - FIRST BOOT!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2015, 09:40:48 pm »
Hi,

well, I am back in business with this project. What was missing with the Merlin DVD is the ACPI already at first boot of the Installation DVD. So I am trying to get this to run :-)

If you are interested in, just follow the link in the first post.

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Re: Building an OS/2 Merlin DVD 2014 - 2015 - 2016
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2016, 05:57:07 pm »
So, I stepped into this project again and made some quite progress during the last days.

If you look into the german thread you will find:

- updated everything up to the most recent driver versions
- building MCP and ACP Versions with the same level

- integrated QSINIT Loader not only during the first phase of installation, but also it is present and installed right after the installation as standard!
- tested and does work as well as on nativ as in virtualbox!

Next (and last) topic to achieve: intergrate ACPI. And here I am getting closer as well.

Once the DVD is finished I will switch to the next project - where this here is the basis for - a bootable USB Stick.
 
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Re: Building an OS/2 Merlin DVD 2014 - 2015 - 2016
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2016, 08:23:35 am »
A big step forward!

- I can change and modify the config.sys now
- I already integrated ACPI in the Installation/boot process

As you can see in the Picture there are some error Messages wich I have to check and repair (in this case the Driver Name is not correct, there is a "T" Missing) but wich also do not prevent the System from booting.

I then have to test if everythings works in all my scenarios (Internal DVD, with AHCI, in Virtualbox, boot from USB etc.) and would like to integrate Panorama Vesa from the beginning.

I would guess to be able to demonstrate something REALLY usefull at the User Meeting this year  ;)