Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of R1/Alpha1/ReleaseNotes


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Timestamp:
Sep 12, 2009, 3:06:42 AM (10 years ago)
Author:
mmlr
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Added section about known issues regarding ATA and booting problems with some USB sticks. Also removed the section about the gnash port as this won't work on the alpha anyway due to it requiering a GCC4 browser. Removed the section about 64 bit processors in 32 bit mode as all x86 processors are that way.

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  • R1/Alpha1/ReleaseNotes

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    1313== System Requirements ==
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    15 Haiku currently only works on x86 systems (or 64bit processors in 32bit mode).  Minimum memory required is 128Meg. (aldeck: please adjust, that's the smallest i tested)
     15Haiku currently only works on x86 systems.  Minimum memory required is 128Meg. (aldeck: please adjust, that's the smallest i tested)
    1616If compiling Haiku within itself, 1GB of memory is recommended.
    1717Haiku has been tested to work on CPU's as slow as a Pentium II 400MHz, and requires as little as XXXMeg of drive space.
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     20== Known Issues ==
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     22The ATA stack in use by Haiku has known issues with some chipsets. If your system fails to boot with the "did not find any boot partitions" message, please try to disable DMA in the safemode settings of the bootloader. To enter the bootloader menu press space as soon as Haiku starts to load (before the splash screen appears). In any case, please report this issue to our bug tracker (see below).
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     24It is known that Haiku doesn't even begin to load on some media/BIOS combinations. The symptom for this specific problem would be that the system stalls or resets before the splash screen comes up. This has been observed when trying to boot from some USB sticks in combination with some BIOSes. It is possible that the very same USB stick works fine on other machines. The problem is not yet identified.
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    2026== Missing Features ==
     
    2228Haiku does not yet have support for wireless networking.
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    24 DriveSetup does not install a basic bootloader. This requires bootman to be installed on hard drives that were previously blank.
     30DriveSetup does not install a basic bootloader when partitioning a disk. This requires bootman or another MBR bootloader to be manually installed on hard drives that were previously blank.
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    26 It doesn't have an up-to-date web browser (Firefox/BonEcho 2.x) (there is an experimental flash port not officially supported/maintained).
     32It doesn't have an up-to-date web browser (Firefox/BonEcho 2.x).
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    28 USB Keyboards attached to OHCI do not work in Kernel Debugging Land (KDL).
     34USB Keyboards attached to OHCI or to USB 2.0 hubs do not work in Kernel Debugging Land (KDL). They need to be connected to UHCI root ports to work in KDL. Also note that when entering the kernel debugger by means of a panic it is possible that the keyboard does not work. To work around this issue you can manually enter the kernel debugger once and leave it again to enable the USB keyboard.
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    3036There's no package management yet.