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  1. Core ReactOS
  2. CORE-15498

Regression: ReactOS 1st setup stage initialization takes a long time on real hardware

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Setup
    • Environment:

      x86 real hardware

      Description

      This issue appears for me only on real PC with the following configuration:

      Motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X;
      CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8 GHz (without SSE2 support);
      GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 with 128 MB vRAM;
      RAM: 1 GB Samsung + 1 GB Hynix DDR-400 MHz;
      IDE HDD: WDC WD2000JB-00GVC0 200 GB;
      ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B;
      Ethernet: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter;
      WLAN: D-Link DWA-525 Rev A2 PCI wi-fi card.

      In VirtualBox 5.1.38, initialization completes immediately and appears the system language selection.
      On my PC, it takes ~2 hours before the language selection step.

      This problem appeared probably since 0.4.12-dev-174-d23fa54488d5ec8b214c4c7611b97d8ef570bae8, but that build doesn't boot into 1st setup stage for me at all, so I see only black screen. I tested only msvc-win-dbg build, because there are no any gcc-lin-dbg build for that commit on the ReactOS website. Only in 0.4.12-dev-176-02e4ff8eb369fbc1a9e013186ab4cfaa0d1317e3 with gcc-lin-dbg build, the system boots successfully again in 1st setup stage, but hangs for a while when initializating setup and detecting devices.

      Up to 0.4.12-dev-173-9f1c8ac02013b0742866531cf7383c168b69857c, the language selection step appeared immedately, without any checks before this.

      hbelusca, how I can get debug output from 1st setup stage on real hardware without COM-port (since I don't have a null-modem cable)? Maybe it needs to add some options in freeldr for getting debug output into log file on hard disk? Thanks.

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            • Assignee:
              hbelusca hbelusca
              Reporter:
              Oleg Dubinskij Oleg Dubinskiy
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