Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Aaaagh!!!
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:23 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

So close!! The latest beta boots to a black screen on my MSi Wind u100. If I turn on all safe mode options I get tracker (and not much works as it's safe mode) and any other combination hangs with a blue background and the mouse cursor. Anyone else get this and know of a work around? Yes, I'm too lazy to google the issue ;-)

Edit: what words : "Save mode" and "use failsafe video". I can have the rest set to default.

Edited 2012-11-13 13:26 UTC

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RE: Aaaagh!!!
by drcouzelis on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:37 in reply to "Aaaagh!!!"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I hope you'll post your issue on the Haiku bug tracker (if you decide to become a little less lazy). ;)

I love reporting Haiku bugs. The developers are nice to work with. It may take a couple days or a couple months, but the bugs I report always get fixed.

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RE[2]: Aaaagh!!!
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:52 in reply to "RE: Aaaagh!!!"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Maybe.. but there are so many factors. I could be that I was booting from an SD card, could be that the Wind has 2GB RAM stick, with 1GB also being soldered on the mother board (disabled), could be that the SD card was crap (was free with a Samsung Android phone.)

I'll try booting with VMWare... (though can't do that from same image... FAIL!).. err.. this laptop after I next reboot..

Edited 2012-11-13 13:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Aaaagh!!!
by henderson101 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:04 in reply to "RE: Aaaagh!!!"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Aha!! This is the thing blocking the boot process, this describes exactly what I'm seeing:

http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/9145

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RE: Aaaagh!!!
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:49 in reply to "Aaaagh!!!"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Okay - I debugged the boot and got to KDL whilst it was trying to do something with the registrar/filesystem/mimetypes. Corrupt FS? No idea. Not going to go any further as it doesn't really interest me much. "cont" in KDL started the boot back up, but went to a black screen as mentioned above.

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RE: Aaaagh!!!
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Nov 2012 04:00 in reply to "Aaaagh!!!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I booted the VM image in VirtualBox and....nothing but the blue desktop. No deskbar, no nothing.
Guess I'll give the ISO a try.

Edit: Spoke to soon. Enable NX, more ram and video memory and now it runs.

Edited 2012-11-14 04:03 UTC

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