> Nigel Malthus wrote: > > Clarification, please. > > Like scott mc, I'm running Haiku on a partition initialised from > > BeOS > > R5. > > I check progress by downloading a pre-built image every couple of > > months, and over-writing the contents of my Haiku partition > > - all but the home folder. So I haven't re-initialised it in ages, > > and > > it would have been initialised using the original BeOS R5 tools. > > > I download a pre-built Haiku image every few weeks; however, I > always > reinitialize the Haiku partition using BeOS 5 before mounting the > Haiku > image and copying the files to the Haiku partition. I copy ALL the > files from the Haiku image, including the home folder, to the Haiku > partition. When the copy operation asks if the home folder on the > Haiku > partition created by the initialize operation should be overwritten, > I > select to overwrite the home folder. So far I have not had any > problems, but then I use the Haiku partition mainly for testing the > video drivers that I'm working on. > > Best regards, > Gerald My point was that Axel's remark about the recent changes to BFS implies that we should be using a partition initialised/formatted with the latest Haiku version of BFS, not the old BeOS BFS you and I both seem to be using. I'd be happy to nuke my home partition and start afresh if there are some advantages to that. So my question was, how do I do that from within BeOS? But having thought about it a bit more, I figure it could be possible to launch the image in QEMU and install from there, choosing to reinitilialise at the start. I'll give that a try. Many thanks. -- Nigel Malthus, Christchurch, NZ.