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by qmastery
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.84+ (2019-08-09) cannot detect a harddrive
Replies: 21
Views: 28182

Re: Visopsys 0.84+ (2019-08-09) cannot detect a harddrive

I think I would look at the APIC interrupt driver code first, since that's new-ish, and maybe a bit less reliable, and could be responsible. If you go into the 'devices' program in Visopsys, does it seem to think you've got a supported APIC, or just an old PIC? Hi Andy, 'Devices' program isn't avai...
by qmastery
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.84+ (2019-08-09) cannot detect a harddrive
Replies: 21
Views: 28182

Visopsys 0.84+ (2019-08-09) cannot detect a harddrive

Finally I got a new hard drive and tried to test it with your 2019-08-09 floppy from https://visopsys.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=338 . Compared to a previous boot log, a few new lines appeared: Detecting hardware: SATA disk controller Error::kernelSataAhciDriver.c:issueCommand(1404): Command fai...
by qmastery
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 12945

Re: Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

Andy, this is excellent! I just put your new floppy to a coreboot BIOS of G505S laptop - and Visopsys is booting well :bow-yellow: :clap: Here is a new log: Detecting hardware: SATA disk controller Error::kernelSataAhciDriver.c:issueCommand(1404): Command failed - timeout Error::kernelSataAhciDriver...
by qmastery
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 12945

Re: Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

The feature I've been working on (UTF-8 and wide-character support throughout the OS) the small details are taking me a little bit longer to finish off than I thought (life, 2 small kids, and all that :violin:) but I am still doing this next! :shifty: Okay, waiting patiently - and, after you'll do ...
by qmastery
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 12945

Visopsys 0.84 - [NEW INSTRUCTIONS] Init failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

Hi Andy! Hope you're doing well. This is a sequel of https://visopsys.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=292 thread. Old testing instruction there got broken, so I made a new one for you - much more user friendly! Simply get this archive - https://github.com/informer2016/shr/raw/master/visopdebug.zip - ...
by qmastery
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bug reporting thread
Replies: 47
Views: 78525

Re: Issue when getting file size

andymc wrote: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:10 pmI also have a new daughter arriving in the next 48 hours or so :-D
wow Andy, my sincere congratulations to you ! :angelic-little:
by qmastery
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bug reporting thread
Replies: 47
Views: 78525

Re: Issue when getting file size

This is done now, for release in 0.84 or 0.9 (whichever comes first!) Huge thanks to you, Andy! I am going to make a 2.88MB Visopsys floppy sometime in the future (since this rare "ED" floppy format is also supported by coreboot/SeaBIOS ) and your change will be really helpful for making it user-fr...
by qmastery
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.83 - [OLD THREAD] init failed (virtual floppy at coreboot/SeaBIOS)
Replies: 13
Views: 17995

Re: Visopsys 0.83 - Initialization failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

andymc wrote: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:05 pmIs there any way you could post some instructions about how to set this up in an emulator, such as Qemu or VMware or VirtualBox?
Updated instructions here - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=338
by qmastery
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.83 - [OLD THREAD] init failed (virtual floppy at coreboot/SeaBIOS)
Replies: 13
Views: 17995

Re: Visopsys 0.83 - Initialization failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

The Visopsys kernel does have a ramdisk driver. Normally you request the creation of a ramdisk (allocates memory, etc) but I could add a function that takes existing memory and uses that. I'd also have to add an extra kernel parameter to pass a memory address instead of a media signature, but again...
by qmastery
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visopsys 0.83 - [OLD THREAD] init failed (virtual floppy at coreboot/SeaBIOS)
Replies: 13
Views: 17995

Re: Visopsys 0.83 - Initialization failed while booting as a Virtual Floppy from coreboot/SeaBIOS

It seems to me that this Error:kernel process:kernelDisk.c:identifyBootDisk(2081): The boot device could not be identified is the main problem that causes to fail kernelInitialize(351) and kernelMain(90). Please could we just print a warning message for the identification of BootDisk and just conti...