Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

I heard someone in #haiku complaining about something similar last night.

Perhaps try taking the raw image and use qemu-img to convert it to VMDK instead (this is how we used to convert them prior to the haiku build system having integrated vmdk support).

In the meantime, posting your experience on the Haiku mailing list would help identify if there's an issue that needs to be resolved.

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Big Al Member since:
2005-06-29

Which mailing list would be best? Should I post on BeShare (if it's still in use)?

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

http://haiku-os.org/community/ml

I recommend the haiku-development list for issues with the alpha, otherwise the general mailing list is suitable for user-related issues as well.

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