[haiku] Re: running Haiku on real hardware

Hi,

Le 03/12/2011 02:30, helix84 a écrit :
> First, I dd'd (wow, that's a nice verb, first time I used it) the raw
> image in an unformatted partition and added a chainloader entry to
> GRUB. After reboot I got surprised by "superblock not found" from
> GRUB. Luckily, search turned up this wonderful informational article:
> https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/mmlr/2009-02-08/makebootable_what_and_why_and_how_do_it_manually
> So after running makebootable from Linux, I was finally able to boot
> Haiku. Later I was surprised again when I tried to boot the same raw
> partition from VirtualBox via a vmdk disk descriptor like I used to.
> But I quickly realized that the offset written by makebootable was
> from the start of the physical disk, while the vmdk contains only this
> one partition so the offset is from start of the partition.
> Understadable, though a bit inconvenient if I want to switch between
> bare metal and virtualized environment where all drivers work fine.

IIRC you can set the vmdk to have the partition at the same offset in a
larger disk so it fits.

> When I first started Haiku on bare metal (a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook
> E8310), the keyboard didn't work. I tried to look for some
> compatibility option in BIOS concerning keyboard, but there is none.
> Then I tried recovery mode and keyboard worked. I was trying to
> pinpoint exactly which recovery option helps, but it turned out none
> was necessary! It's sufficient to press Shift to bring up the Haiku
> boot menu and then proceed booting normally. Keyboard will then work
> in Haiku itself. If someone can explain why this is so, maybe he can
> also fix it.

You'll want to check for existing tickets on http://dev.haiku-os.org/
or create one...

> 
> A second problem I noticed is that when I restart Haiku, which invokes
> warm boot, this notebook hangs at the BIOS screen after POST, shortly
> before handing off control to MBR. When I press Ctrl-Alt-Del at this
> stage, the same thing happens. I have to power it off, then it boots
> normally. The system also boots normally after a Power off from Haiku
> (as opposed to Restart).

Again, check for existing ticket.

> Next I'm going to investigate if Haiku supports WPA2/AES with hidden SSID.

WPA2 support is possible if you install wpa_supplicant but it's not
finished yet.

François.

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