Lots of changes to the kernel
[reactos.git] / reactos / INSTALL
1 1. Build environment
3 To build the system you need either mingw32 installed on Windows or a
4 mingw32 cross compiler running on unix.
6 2. Building
8 To build from Windows run 'make -fmakefile.dos'. To build from unix, edit
9 rules.mak and change the PREFIX variable to the correct value for your
10 cross-compiler, then run 'make'.
12 3. Installation
14 Installation isn't yet automated, sorry. The system can only be installed on
15 the first partition which must be formatted for DOS. Set up a directory
16 structure like the following
18 make directories C:\reactos,C:\reactos\system,C:\reactos\system\drivers
20 Copy apps/shell/shell.exe to C:\reactos\system
21 Copy services/dd/keyboard/keyboard.sys to C:\reactos\system\drivers
22 Copy services/dd/blue/blue.sys to C:\reactos\system\drivers
24 The system can only be started from DOS. Copy the following files,
25 services/dd/ide/ide.sys, services/fs/vfat/vfatfsd.sys and
26 loaders/dos/loadros.com, to a suitable directory. The system can then be
27 booted with the command 'loadros.com ide.sys vfatfsd.sys'.