En réponse à Eike Dehling <e.e.dehling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>: > > > > > If you're willing to play about with repartitioning your hard-disc > (or > > > buying a > > > > small new one) you can install BeOS PE onto partitions by > > > > > > > > --Burning beos.img (? the 0.5 GB file) as an ISO image on NERO. > > > > --Boot off of the CD > > > > --Install BeOS off of that onto the virgin partition. > > > > > > > > Your BeOS system will be the same as before - but with several > gigs of > > > room to > > > > play with. It's almost miraculous when it works. > > > > > > This assumes that you have windows. If you have any unix based > system > > > do > > > this > > > > > > dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/dev/hda6 > > > > > > assuming that > > > > > > /dev/hda5 = old beos partition > > > /dev/hda6 = new beos partition > > > > > > Don't do this if you don't know what you are doing!! > > > > >Better use the installer... doing this only works when partitions are > the > >same size, else copying from 500MB to 3 BG you'll end up loosing 2.5 GB > of > >space, and still have a 500 MB filesystem. > > > >François. > > All these solutions assume one thing: plenty of disk space, and i only > have > 2 Gig. so installing windows and another OS is not really an option. > BeOS R5 just fits, but lacks space to compile ... > That installer thing is interesting: i will certainly install it on a > separate partition as soon as i have a new hard drive. (besides: can i > boot > BeOS with grub or another boot-loader ?) > Yes, at least with LILO for partitions just add the partition as a DOS one (make sure you did makebootable /boot ). On older version (R4) one could add zbeos like a Linux kernel, but it looks like it doesn't work in R5 :-( Btw this topic would be more suited to beusertalk or something. > So: the question if i can compile from within windows still remains on. > (so > what i would like is a set of tools to compile the system with, ports of > > the BeOS tools) for example Minix has such a 'tool box' and 'NewOS' on > > which we are building ... > Hmm, maybe check for a linux crossgcc running in win ? > Anyhow: thanks for the advices... it should get me going. > > Eike. > > > François.