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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marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

We are talking about the real-life CD installer here, not some hackish scripts to create pre-alpha bootcd, or qemu/vmware images.
I as well installed it onto many drives, but this is still TESTING, not a real-life use and I'm sure you are aware of this.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

We are talking about the real-life CD installer here, not some hackish scripts to create pre-alpha bootcd, or qemu/vmware images.
I as well installed it onto many drives, but this is still TESTING, not a real-life use and I'm sure you are aware of this.


You might as well stop spreading misinformation... the LiveCDs are perfectly buildable directly from the build system now with a simple "jam -q @alpha-cd" - and it's a single .iso file you can burn to a disc with any software.

They are not available publicly yet because alpha isn't released. But pretty much anyone can create one on their own if they have the Haiku sources.

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Scripts? What scripts?

Go into the 'apps' directory and you will find the PROGRAM called 'Installer' in plain sight.

Before trying to spread a little FUD please learn what is really in the OS that you are trying to put down.

HAIKU DOES ALREADY INCLUDE AN INSTALLER PROGRAM!

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umccullough Member since:
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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