Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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Haiku native suprised me
by testadura on Wed 11th Feb 2009 08:14 UTC
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I occasionally run Haiku in VMWare player on a fairly fast dual core laptop, and it runs fine.

But a few months ago I managed to get Haiku running natively on my home machine (C2D E8400) and I was amazed by the difference! It ran fast and felt very much like R5. This isn't a great surprise, since it's quite fast hardware, but after some optimizations it could be this fast on older hardware too. At least I hope :-) Sure It has dropped me in KDL sometimes, but you can expect this of a pre-alpha OS.

The only problem I ran into was the lack of support for SATA; I had to put my BIOS IDE settings in legacy mode for a successful bootup.

So if you have the opportunity to test on real HW instead of inside a VM, do it. You won't be disappointed.

For info about installing natively just search the haiku forums.
I did the installation from linux where I used dd to copy a RAW Haiku image to a new partition. After this I used a linux version of makebootable ( to make the partition bootable and I made the partition selectable in grub. That's all there is to it.

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