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: on read-only media
by comrad on Fri 16th Nov 2012 08:20 UTC in reply to "on read-only media"
comrad
Member since:
2009-01-21

Well, probably because some devices are from the same days as when BeOS emerged. And yet I haven't seen one of those devices booting from a usb stick.

Even my IBM Thinkpad T42 from 2005 cannot do that. And that is my main machine running Haiku.

Edited 2012-11-16 08:22 UTC

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RE[2]: on read-only media
by poliorcetes on Fri 16th Nov 2012 12:23 in reply to "RE: on read-only media"
poliorcetes Member since:
2009-05-06

Nice to hear that. Do you mind to recommend me good tutorials or documents for installing haiku on a T42?

Thanks in advance

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RE[3]: on read-only media
by M.Onty on Fri 16th Nov 2012 13:43 in reply to "RE[2]: on read-only media"
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2009-10-23

Or, indeed, on any Thinkpad. Hopefully I'll have a spare x200s to play with it on. So long as the video and networking work, of course.

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RE[3]: on read-only media
by comrad on Sun 18th Nov 2012 21:10 in reply to "RE[2]: on read-only media"
comrad Member since:
2009-01-21

I would write something about it, if there was any hints necessary to give. Just dd the iso to a cdrom and install haiku on the T42. Everything worked from boot up!

This heavily depends on the available drivers of course.

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RE[2]: on read-only media
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 18th Nov 2012 05:16 in reply to "RE: on read-only media"
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2009-01-06

How about the machines which can't boot from USB and still have a floppy drive? Could a boot floppy be created with the updated code and allow booting Haiku to perform an install from the CD-ROM?

The T4x series did not have a floppy drive but could boot from an USB floppy. There are probably many other laptops from the same era which could do the same. And a boot-floppy is a lot smaller to download then a CD-ROM image even if it is compressed.

It is excellent that the Haiku team figured the issue out and fixed it quickly. I had downloaded R1A4 had had problems with systems which had no issues with R1A3.

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