Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#4554 closed bug (invalid)

Live CD (Alpha1) does not boot on Pentium1/i430VX machine

Reported by: shaocaholica Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: System/Boot Loader Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: Cc: shaocaholica@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


I've got pretty much the min spec machine that will run Haiku but unfortunately the Live CD does not boot. I know the CD is fine because it boots on higher spec machines. The machine in question:

Intel i430VX chipset Pentium 1 MMX - 166mhz 128MB Ram Matrox Millennium 4MB (VESA)

Most linux Live CDs boot fine on this machine as well as Windows install CDs up to XP. This machine is not ACPI compliant but I don't think that should stop anyone.

I'd love to get Haiku working as most Linux distros including the super slim ones are still not responsive enough for desktop use. Windows XP is actually pretty responsive until you start any newer application.

Change History (13)

comment:1 by anevilyak, 13 years ago

Some more details would be helpful here. Does it simply not even start to boot at all, or does it crash? If so, what's the message printed on screen?

comment:2 by shaocaholica, 13 years ago

Cc: shaocaholica@… added

comment:3 by shaocaholica, 13 years ago

Does not even start. The PC simply goes to the next valid bootable media.

comment:4 by anevilyak, 13 years ago

Component: - GeneralSystem/Boot Loader

comment:5 by jackburton, 13 years ago

We emulate a 2.8MB floppy, could that be the problem ?

comment:6 by kallisti5, 13 years ago

If it is the CD 2.8MB emulation, you could try dd'ing the Haiku image to a hard drive and plugging it into the machine.. not ideal but might work for you.

comment:7 by shaocaholica, 13 years ago

Didn't DD but installed Haiku on another machine, pulled the drive and put it back into the machine that wouldn't boot the CD. However, that machine will not boot from that installation. No errors, just doesn't boot.

comment:8 by Coldfirex, 11 years ago

Still an issue with a recent build?

comment:9 by scottmc, 11 years ago

Can you recheck this with a recent Haiku build?

comment:10 by shaocaholica, 11 years ago

I will try in the next few weeks but its not very high on my priority at the moment. Said machine has been put in storage but I can dig it out for a test.

comment:11 by scottmc, 11 years ago

Blocking: 7665 added

comment:12 by scottmc, 11 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

For the Alpha3 release notes:

System Requirements

Haiku currently only works on x86 systems. Minimum memory required is 128 MB. If compiling Haiku within itself, 1 GB of memory is recommended. Haiku has been tested to work on CPUs as slow as a Pentium II 400 MHz, and requires as little as 700 MB of drive space.

Still it would be interesting to see if the alpha3 behaves any differently on low-end hardware. Closing this ticket as invlaid, but feel free to report results of trying to run alpha3 on that old PC.

comment:13 by waddlesplash, 4 years ago

Blocking: 7665 removed
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