[openbeos] Re: BeOS5 boot trouble

  • From: "David McPaul" <dmcpaul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 17:42:25 +1000 EST


        Your issue is most like the problem Standard BeOS R5.03 has with 
Athlon XP CPU's.

        Athlon XP have implemented SSE but the SSE code in BeOS R5 causes 
the reset.

        If your motherboard supports disabling SSE in the BIOS then try 
with that for a start.
        If not then you need to find a way to access the BeOS partition so 
you can patch some files.

        There is this patcher on BeBits http://www.bebits.com/app/3390

        But it is for the personal edition not the professional edition so 
I am not sure if it applies to you.

        The hard part is getting access to the BeOS partition.  I did it 
using R4 CD.  You could potentially do it by burning a bootable CD from 
the BeOS Max edition http://www.bebits.com/app/3148

> Thats not exactly what I meant, the boot floppy works fine (to start 
> with) I was reffering to my processor being an Athlon XP, the boot 
process starts from the floppy disk. The little icon in the top right 
does its animation for about a minute then the sytem resets.
> I've set up with two harddrives, windows xp on disk0, and 2K on 
> disk1, with BeOS5 Personal on disk1. Its more like a crash in the boot 
so I was wondering if there was any trouble with compatability. I guess 
I should wander over to BeBITs and see if they have any info.


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