Linked by umccullough on Thu 15th Nov 2012 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku R1/Alpha 4 had a couple critical bugs that were immediately identified and resolved shortly after release. These issues affected a significant number of users, and Haiku developers felt it made sense to do an Alpha 4.1 point release to provide a better experience for subsequent user downloads. The new download links and torrents have been provided, and they encourage people to update.
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RE[4]: on read-only media
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 18th Nov 2012 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: on read-only media"
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It's been a while since I've played with Haiku (sadly), but it's a fairly simple process unless things have changed drastically. In broad strokes:

1) Setup a partition on the drive.

2) Write a Haiku image to a thumb drive & boot from it.

3) In Haiku, open the Installer application.

4) Choose the thumbdrive as the source & the new partition as the destination.

5) Run the install.

The installer application was one of my favourite things about BeOS, you could use it to copy the contents of one drive to another (I often used it as a backup tool/poor man's Ghost). The install CD literally just booted into BeOS, with a customized bootscript that ran the installer instead of the desktop.

But I digress...

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