[haiku] Re: running Haiku on real hardware

  • From: Jerry Babione <jerry.babione@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 06:51:31 -0600

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 6:37 AM, François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> Le 03/12/2011 02:30, helix84 a écrit :
> > First, I dd'd (wow, that's a nice verb, first time I used it) the raw
> > image in an unformatted partition and added a chainloader entry to
> > GRUB. After reboot I got surprised by "superblock not found" from
> > GRUB. Luckily, search turned up this wonderful informational article:
> >
> https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/mmlr/2009-02-08/makebootable_what_and_why_and_how_do_it_manually
> > So after running makebootable from Linux, I was finally able to boot
> > Haiku. Later I was surprised again when I tried to boot the same raw
> > partition from VirtualBox via a vmdk disk descriptor like I used to.
> > But I quickly realized that the offset written by makebootable was
> > from the start of the physical disk, while the vmdk contains only this
> > one partition so the offset is from start of the partition.
> > Understadable, though a bit inconvenient if I want to switch between
> > bare metal and virtualized environment where all drivers work fine.
> IIRC you can set the vmdk to have the partition at the same offset in a
> larger disk so it fits.
> > When I first started Haiku on bare metal (a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook
> > E8310), the keyboard didn't work. I tried to look for some
> > compatibility option in BIOS concerning keyboard, but there is none.
> > Then I tried recovery mode and keyboard worked. I was trying to
> > pinpoint exactly which recovery option helps, but it turned out none
> > was necessary! It's sufficient to press Shift to bring up the Haiku
> > boot menu and then proceed booting normally. Keyboard will then work
> > in Haiku itself. If someone can explain why this is so, maybe he can
> > also fix it.
> You'll want to check for existing tickets on http://dev.haiku-os.org/
> or create one...
> >
> > A second problem I noticed is that when I restart Haiku, which invokes
> > warm boot, this notebook hangs at the BIOS screen after POST, shortly
> > before handing off control to MBR. When I press Ctrl-Alt-Del at this
> > stage, the same thing happens. I have to power it off, then it boots
> > normally. The system also boots normally after a Power off from Haiku
> > (as opposed to Restart).
> Again, check for existing ticket.
> > Next I'm going to investigate if Haiku supports WPA2/AES with hidden
> WPA2 support is possible if you install wpa_supplicant but it's not
> finished yet.
> François.
The boot issue may well be on a ticket.  I have the same issues when I
attempt to run Haiku with the "Plug and Play" OS option turned on in the

Jerry Babione
Founder-Just Plain Folks Org. Inc.

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