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 > SSID. > > 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 BIOS. -- Jerry Babione Founder-Just Plain Folks Org. Inc.