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by linuxfreak
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Anyone using Linux?
Replies: 1
Views: 12637

Anyone using Linux?

Hello - I have recently made the switch to Linux, Linux Mint 14 64-Bit to be specific. If there is anyone also using Linux that has a working development environment, please tell me what and how you have it set up. I have gcc, nasm and CodeBlocks IDE, this should be enough to write and compile the O...
by linuxfreak
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: News Discussion
Topic: OSDev Series: Graphics 2
Replies: 1
Views: 20785

Re: OSDev Series: Graphics 2

Hello

Thanks, I have been waiting for this for so long! I got to the part where all the "garbage" is on the screen, but I was put off by it, i didn't even try to see what it is about, thanks alot! This really helps me get on with it!

Regards
Jean-Pierre
by linuxfreak
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: error: TRK0005: Failed to locate: "CL.exe"
Replies: 2
Views: 7985

Re: error: TRK0005: Failed to locate: "CL.exe"

Never mind, I accedentally removed the executable directories path from the project configuration. LOL
by linuxfreak
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: error: TRK0005: Failed to locate: "CL.exe"
Replies: 2
Views: 7985

error: TRK0005: Failed to locate: "CL.exe"

Hello all: I recently started an overhaul of my os, creating new projects, new source files, new headers, rewriting everything, but now when i want to compile the source code I get the error message specified above, no warnings no other errors. I get it for both my kernel and library projects. I hav...
by linuxfreak
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Legal Issues?
Replies: 1
Views: 9955

Legal Issues?

Hello All: I have'nt been posting in these forms or developing much lately because of 9th grade, anywhoo. I was wondering how all this copyrighting and patenting stuff works, how do register a copyright and how much would it cost. I just want to know, my os is not yet, by far complete or even close,...
by linuxfreak
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Some silly FAT32 question
Replies: 7
Views: 13068

Re: Some silly FAT32 question

Hello;

Thank you for the help. I appreciate it. I wouldn't mind if you post it at all. :o
by linuxfreak
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Some silly FAT32 question
Replies: 7
Views: 13068

Re: Some silly FAT32 question

Hello again: Thanks, I have played araound a bit and have figured out almost all of the required fields in MOUNT_INFO for FAT32. They are: NumberOfSectors : BpbExt.TotalSectors FatOffset : Bpb.ReservedSectors(thanks again) NumberRootEntries : NOT USED BY FAT32 RootOffsetSectors : BpbExt.RootCluster ...
by linuxfreak
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Some silly FAT32 question
Replies: 7
Views: 13068

Re: Some silly FAT32 question

Also, do you have any information regarding the way data is written or read on a FAT32 volume. I mean, FAT32 has no root directory, or rather, it is located in the data region of the disk. Does data get written to it the same way as in FAT12, except for the root directory being elsewhere. Does it fo...
by linuxfreak
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Some silly FAT32 question
Replies: 7
Views: 13068

Re: Some silly FAT32 question

Hi:

I went through the Microsoft FAT32 white paper and implemented support accordingly, but for some reason I have missed the BPB_RsvdSecCnt field. Now that I check I didn't even add it to my Bpb struct. How silly, but thank you very much for solving 2 problems at once.

Regards:
by linuxfreak
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Some silly FAT32 question
Replies: 7
Views: 13068

Some silly FAT32 question

Hi all; Okay, so I am trying to support FAT32 on my OS, but I also want to keep the driver as compatable with the current setup (I know I wil have to change it as the OS grows). Which brings me to my point, for the FAT32 driver to work, I need to use the _MOUNT_INFO struct. It has a field fatOffset ...
by linuxfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Calloc() and VBE... Need help.
Replies: 2
Views: 7684

Re: Calloc() and VBE... Need help.

Hi, thanks for your reply. I also thought that I should create a new memory manager or at least upgrade the current one, but I was also looking for an example of those routines posted previously, it's just, when I downloaded the JamesM's Kernel Development Tutorial files, the heap tutorial seemed so...
by linuxfreak
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Calloc() and VBE... Need help.
Replies: 2
Views: 7684

Calloc() and VBE... Need help.

Hello: So the other day I started developing again(after my Windows problems), and I started with Graphics. The code in the Graphics tutorial here are for 16-bit real mode, and not 32-bit protected mode or 64-bit long mode, so I Googled for protected mode VBE info and found this and started implemen...
by linuxfreak
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS
Replies: 10
Views: 17107

Re: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS

Hello: Sorry that I took so long but I have now resolved my Windows issues, and have resumed development. I have found that WinImage can be used to create bootable floppies. The only problem with WinImage is that you have to use the GUI, even though I haven't tried any other way. All you have to do ...
by linuxfreak
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS
Replies: 10
Views: 17107

Re: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS

Hi: I am so very sory for having to dissapoint you, but after recent events I have decided to remove Windows 7 from my computer and Install Mac OS X Lion, wich as you may think, does not have debug or support for PE exacutables. So I am unable to post this file on the internet. I will still however ...
by linuxfreak
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS
Replies: 10
Views: 17107

Re: Software to use for windows 7 64 bit OS

Hello: Altough I have Windows 7 64-bit, I am still using it out of the box, brand new, so I am not aware of any additional software installed that would enable the debug command, and yes it seems that debug.exe is not included in Windows 7 64-bit?! I am sorry for that mistake. Although I have found ...