haiku fail to boot load
|Reported by:||rvndrk32||Owned by:||axeld|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||x86|
'Either you use a version of BeOS to do the setup with DriveSetup or mkbfs or you use Haiku itself with the Installer or DriveSetup. Once you've created and initialized the target partition you can mount the image (using tools like Mount Image or through the Terminal) and copy over all the files. If you are under Haiku, you can just as well use the Installer to make a duplicate of your currently booted installation.'
no.try again.doesn't work.formats okay.not bootable.
'If you for example copy such an image directly to a USB drive starting from 0, overwriting the MBR (destoying all partitions already there), then this will boot.'
like the dd command or the russian software that does this? dont think so, tried and failed.
' To make sure a partition boot record is there and it contains the right partition offset, you can use the tool "makebootable". Makebootable will do both, write the partition boot code to the beginning of the partition and detect and write the partition offset to where it is needed. You can use the makebootable from BeOS if you have a BeOS installation that has access to the partition in question.'
not quite.its SUPPOSED to do this.it doesn't. ive used VBox and qemu, no luck. i believe the images (JPEGs)i still have of the process, may have taken them down from the net.
you have to use grub and/or makebootable from within linux. its the only way i haven't tried yet.
Michael Lotz wrote:
only issue with that is it doesnt boot.thus the need for grub loader.
I think you are missing some bits and pieces here. Haiku can very well be booted on real hardware since a long time. I have it seen running on many machines, rest assured, and configured booted through various means (BeOS bootman, GRUB, directly from the partition boot code). It also boots fine from USB sticks. In fact I have written an article about this topic this very day to explain parts involved and what is compatible with what. You can find it at http://www.haiku-os.org/documents/user/how_to_get_haiku_booted. Hope this helps.