Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jul 2009 20:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when Haiku was nothing more than a mere promise. Oh how the times have changed, as evidenced by yesterday's news: Colin Guenther has ported the FreeBSD WiFi stack to Haiku, and managed to get a connection, browse the internet, and download a large file.
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umccullough
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2006-01-26

HAIKU DOES ALREADY INCLUDE AN INSTALLER PROGRAM!


Hey, just for fun last night, I installed Haiku on a USB stick, booted it up on my Acer Aspire One, and typed "Installer" from the terminal prompt (easier than navigating to find it)...

Then I used Installer to launch DriveSetup (it has a button on it), and initialize an empty partition on my disk, then I installed to it... After that finished, I booted it right up!

That's pretty damn easy...same thing should work from a LiveCD, but I don't have a CDRom in my AA1 anyway ;)

Edit:

Bonus points: If you type "bootman" from a terminal, you can install bootman into your MBR and have it chainload the various partitions on your disk - including Windows XP, and Linux (make sure you FIRST install grub to the Linux partition instead of the MBR)

I now have my AA1 load into bootman first, and then I choose either Windows, Haiku, or Linux - if I choose Linux, it chainloads grub, which I can then choose other options from if I want.

Edited 2009-07-15 18:09 UTC

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