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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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 ;)


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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Awesome. How well does Haiku support your AA1 hardware. I have an Asus 1000HE, wouldn't mind giving it a shot.

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umccullough Member since:

Awesome. How well does Haiku support your AA1 hardware. I have an Asus 1000HE, wouldn't mind giving it a shot.

Pretty well I must say. Note that this one has the Intel 945 chipset, as opposed to the new GMA950 which has issues due to a completely different graphics chip. I bought one of the AOA150's (with the 8.9" screen) that I picked up for $260 at Frys.

The video and HDA sound worked great out of the box, as did the integrated network (forget which chip that is offhand - probably ipro or realtek).

It seems to work with both the old ide bus_manager and the new ata bus_manager (not part of the default image yet). Boots up immediately and is awesome out of the box. Mine has the 160gb HD.

It has Atheros wireless, but I have yet to try Colin's prototype stack on it yet... I have a feeling it won't work immediately, based on other experiences I've heard.

Edited 2009-07-15 18:20 UTC

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