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Burned Disc Image Won't Boot

Sep 25, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Perhaps I am missing some piece of information.  I thought the disc would boot on a "real" x86 machine from disc.

Does this boot disc function as an "installer?"

Sep 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Hi Michael, the disc should boot up Singularity OS (it's not an installer). However, only some specific hardware is supported because Singularity is just a research OS (there are only a few drivers implemented).

From my experience, on an Alienware M17x R2 I wasn't able to boot the system at all. On another, older, Dell the system booted up, but the keyboard did not work (probably the keyboard driver didn't support my device). 

The best way to work with Singularity is using a virtual machine (preferably Microsoft Virtual PC). Is there a specific reason why you want to run it on a real machine?


Sep 29, 2011 at 5:04 PM

you probably tried a USB keyboard. make sure you have a ps2 keyboard.

plenty of older hardware, especially Dells will boot this. somewhere in 99 there's a PC in clear plastic that booted singularity. it was a demo for power management code that i added. you could watch the disc and fans spin down.