[openbeos] Re: Booting Haiku (was Haiku hdimage)

  • From: Daneel <daneel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 07:30:15 -0300

I tried Haiku in VMWARE, but its dificult to use. I just want to know a
little things:

1) Haiku boots fast ? 
2) Do you try some beos apps ?
3) Its stable ?
4) Can you use Beos R5 drivers ?


El lun, 08-08-2005 a las 10:59 +0100, Chris Peel escribiÃ:
> I've been away from Haiku from some while but I've been keeping half an eye
> on the mailing list and the mention of being able to boot into some form of
> operating system, coupled with serial port debugging sounded too much like
> the heady ROMWack Amiga days to pass up so I repartitioned my drive into two
> 3GB chunks, reinstalled R5 and worked my way through Darkwyrm's (who should
> be praised for such a concise and easy to follow guide) howto.
> I certainly had much more success than Nathan - after allowing everything to
> build and copy over I rebooted into my Haiku partion and eventually
> (probably took around 2 minutes) booted into a terminal.  The first time I
> booted neither the mouse nor keyboard worked but I've just tried again and
> everything is now working a treat.  So far I've played with Playground and
> had Pulse running - excellent work so far guys!
> For information, my test system is an old Tiny PC rehoused in a small form
> factor box, rough details as follows:
> Intel Pentium II @ 350MHz (correctly identified by Pulse)
> Microstar MS6156 Motherboard (Intel 440BX)
> (http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/Boards/Mothe
> rboards/MicroStar/Ms6156/MS6156.htm)
> ATI Radeon 7500 32MB AGP low profile graphics card
> Creative Labs ES1371 sound (on motherboard) not currently plugged in to
> speakers though...
> Realtek 8139C 10/100 NIC
> Mouse and keyboard (both via PS/2)
> Antec SL220P 220W PSU (for what difference that makes... ;))
> Haiku obviously detected the Radeon card fine as I get full colour from
> boot.  I use a Belkin 4-port KVM and switching between Haiku and Windows
> seems to work fine.  I've also go a DB9-DB9 serial cable connected to my XP
> PC but haven't tried the serial port debugging yet.
> I'd love to help out with the testing aspect of boot-from-cold-Haiku so if
> there's anything I can try assist with, feel free to mail me off list!

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