[haiku-development] Re: R1A3: Image types to release?

  • From: Arnold <arnoldvanh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 21:52:38 +0200

2011/5/30 Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Curently anyboot does not works (except for some few PC).
>> IMHO : burning-applications are not guilty. however the MBR-code is.
>> A fix exists
>> http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/3441#comment:21
>>  but it needs to be commited...
>> Regards
> I like when things are simple. A single image for everyone would be the
> simplest solution. I think Anyboot does just that and replaces both raw and
> iso images.
> As mentionned above, there are two problems :
>  * The image is too big : I think this was fixed by stripping optional
> packages debug infos, newer builds from today should be better ?
>  * The MBR problem in some cases. My computer seems to work fine (I'll test
> again to make sure). We're looking for more reports on the new MBR code by
> starsseed, I'd really like to get it at least as an option in alpha3. Can
> anyone else comment on results with it ? Not that I don't thrust starsseed,
> but I'd like some external advice :)
> --
> Adrien.
Hi, I just made an USB stick with R1A2 on it and tried this at work.
The PC (a HP thingy so pretty common I guess) I use there now boots
HAIKU like a charm. The image could have been a little bigger, there
is now over 3GB unused space on my USB-stick ;-) (Though writing the
image to de stick took longer than my patience). I am reluctant to try
anything like using the network let alone internet and I get bored by
spinning teapots quickly these days. Would be nice to be able to plug
in an extra stick with additional programs and just diskspace to mess
around with.



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