How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Forum thread started by miqlas on Wed, 2008-06-11 23:00

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0) Connect Your Flash Drive.

1) First download the latest Haiku raw image from HERE and the latest Flashnul program from HERE.

2) Extract both files to a new directory (e.g. c:\haiku). Rename the raw image to haiku.img

3) Open a Command Line (Start -> Run, type "cmd", and press enter.) You will see a black window appear with a blinking cursor. You can use basic DOS commands to navigate the directory of the image and the Flashnul. For example "cd \haiku".

4) Type "flashnul -p" to list the available devices.

Example:

Flashnul>flashnul -p

Available physical drives:
0 size = 81961123328 (76 Gb)
1 size = 1000341504 (954 Mb)

As you can see, I have 2 physical disks, the first is 76Gb, and the second is 954 Mb. The second is my Flash drive, shown at index 1. The list will vary depending on your own storage setup. It is very important that you use the number that your listing shows!!! Use the media size as an extra clue to identify the correct media.

5) Write image to flash drive
In step 4 we listed the available devices. We need the index of the Flash drive to write the image to it.

To write the image to Flash drive use the following command (Check the number 3 times before You press enter!!!!!):

"flashnul number_of_Your_flashdrive -L haiku.img"

Example:

Flashnul>flashnul 1 -L haiku.img

Disk PhysicalDrive1 (UNC name: \\.\PhysicalDrive1)
------------------------------------------------------------[Drive geometry]--
Cylinders/heads/sectors = 121/255/63
Bytes per sector = 512
CHS size = 995258880 (949 Mb)
---------------------------------------------------------------[Device size]--
Device size = 1000341504 (954 Mb)
delta to near power of 2 = 73400320 (70 Mb), 7%
Surplus size = 5082624 (4963 kb)
-----------------------------------------------[Adapter & Device properties]--
Bus type = (7) USB
Removable device = Yes
Command Queue = Unsupported
Device vendor = Kingston
Device name = DataTraveler 2.0
Revision = PMAP
--------------------------------------------------------------[Hotplug info]--
Device hotplug = Yes
Media hotplug = No

Selected operation: load file content
Selected drive: PhysicalDrive1, 1000341504b (954 Mb)

THIS OPERATION IS DESTRUCTIVE!!!
Type 'yes' to confirm operation. All other text will stop it.

Really destroy data on drive PhysicalDrive1? :yes

-----------------------------------------------------------------------[Log]--
Running operation [load file content] for drive PhysicalDrive1

Writing 0xf9f0000 (250 Mb), 899733 b/s
image load finished

----------------------------------------------------------[Operation result]--
passes: 1
errors: 0
write bytes: 262144000 (250 Mb)
avg. write speed: 899731 (878 kb/s)
max/min write speed: 0 (0 b/s) / 0 (0 b/s)

Press ENTER to exit.

Ta-Da! Your Boot-able Haiku Flash Drive is ready!

6) Reboot Your computer and open the BIOS, select USB device for first boot device, and save the changes.
After rebooting the computer will boot from the USB disk. It can take a long time, so please be patient.

I wish you good luck!
Thank You for EuanK for the spell correcting.

ByE!
miqlas

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Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I'm afraid it didn't work for me, but that may be a problem with my BIOS moreso than the Haiku setup :( Great guide though!

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Hello!

You can boot another OS from USB?

I can select the USB in BIOS for first booting device, but when i save the setting, and restarted my computer, my computer don't use the new settings. (I don't know why the restart is not enough, maybe an small problem in the BIOS.)
First i need power off my computer, and after i can start it again. And then it works, and booting from USB. :)

Try it, and maybe it will work for You.

Bye!
miqlas

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

It turns out that it IS my BIOS being difficult, as i've tried the drive on several other computer and it's worked just fine. Well, I say worked...it's booted up :D I still get kernel panic once it reaches the hard drive icon, but it's progress! Thanks for the advice Miqlas, you're awesome!

-Grant

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Thank You!
I hope You don't need wait long for the fix to boot Haiku on Your Computer...

I'm only an Haiku fan ;)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

You should be glad Grant, I can't seem to boot from USB at all on this Acer Travelmate 4600 :-/

I have Cygwin installed on Win XP, any idea how to do this with dd? Cygwin has no /dev/* only cygdrives (/cygdrive/*) and dd complains that eg. of=/cygdrive/d is a directory

Is it possible to boot at all? On another laptop I got Kernel Panic unable to mount, when I enter es (continue) or exit, the boot icons all finish lighten up and then nothing happens.

Oh and Miglas I opened the image with hexedit, seems the 256MB image is padded with zeroes from 111MB therefore I could get it on a 128MB USB thumb drive. You can search backwards for 0a by going to the end of the file with > and Ctrl-R

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Nutela,

I'm having the same problem on my personal Desktop. It gives me numerous USB BIOS boot options, but not one of them seems to correctly recognize and boot the flashdrive. :(

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I don't have any USB BIOS boot options on this laptop :( I can only boot from CD/DVD, HDD, Network, and floppies whatever that means, seen a floppy drive on any notebook? Not in 200x

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

nutela - I've used the plop boot manager/diskette to boot from usb, and my laptop doesn't support usb booting. Try it out. Personally I just download the image, and mount it on zeta, and copy it to an empty beos partition. Here's the link - http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

miqlas,

Considering that USB2 flash drives these days can run as fast as 20+MB/s, that seems to be a viable, and the most convenient method for a Haiku installation that will win the applause from the Haiku community and members-would-be.

I was surprised and raised by eyebrows to see the boot up screen of Haiku but my heart sank like Mr Grant Butler when it stopped at the hard drive small icon and with it popped the kernel panic command window - I could go no further.

It would be nice if successful trials would be reported with the hardware listed, or, if the problem is not hardware related, the corresponding cure.

Quite obviously this is the most promising method of installation having its edge over the installation on VMs (the cut down in speed!) or BFS partition from BeOS or Zeta, as the BeOS stream OSes must be quite new to the future user base, which is now consists overwhelmingly of Windows users.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Thank you, miqlas, for your how-to :)

I'm trying the procedure with a Datatraveler 2.0 Kingston pen drive, but I've got an error from flashnul, as it can't write the image into the pen drive. It says "write error: access refused". That's strange because I actually can write "normal" data. Any guess?

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

simonwong wrote:

Quite obviously this is the most promising method of installation having its edge over the installation on VMs (the cut down in speed!) or BFS partition from BeOS or Zeta, as the BeOS stream OSes must be quite new to the future user base, which is now consists overwhelmingly of Windows users.

There are two other options - bootable CD to manage partitions and install to a hard-drive or using an image file on a Windows/Linux disk, as R5 was able to do. The latter still seems the optimal approach to me, however it would still probably require some booting code on a floppy, CD or USB stick. There is a chance the boot code could be added into the Windows boot menu though - I am currently able to boot my Haiku and BeOS partitions from the XP boot selection screen.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Hi,

I've successfully booted Haiku on my brand new ASUS P5E3 mainboard with a no-name 1Gb USB stick.
Actually, upto now it's the only way to boot any BeOS (derivate) on this system for me as the parallel ATA disk interface has trouble still with writ-support (reading seems to work, boot goes all icons, then a panic. AHCI driver could not write back block 101 (dev. timeout)).

Very cool to see Haiku run this way.

Anyhow, I want to test a GF7300 with my driver, and from the current looks of things I need to develop on Haiku booted from stick..

Thanks for the info about USB booting!!

Bye!

Rudolf.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Keep Up the Good Work Rudolf!
I'm glad I could help you :)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

For me the boot lights until the chip and then I get kernel debugger saying it can't find the boot disk. Any ideas?

blue

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

bluestone wrote:

For me the boot lights until the chip and then I get kernel debugger saying it can't find the boot disk. Any ideas?

blue

You should open a ticket about your issue at http://dev.haiku-os.org

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

@Rudolf
I hope you report that bug so it can be fixed.
I searched for "AHCI driver could not write back block 101" and did not find any tickets. So, you could be the first to report it.

@Ward
You should start a new thread on your Haiku issue so this thread can stay on topic. Then I can offer you further help.

Boot Haiku, press [SPACEBAR] when booting. You'll be able to select safe mode options. Choose console debugging and then report back.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Okay,

Looks like it's checking only ATA devices and I didn't see device "1" which, if it's the same as the install would be the usb disk. There were many complaints about the drive response being too slow and at one point may have canceled out the use of the device. There's a lot of info there, I'm interpreting as I can. I love the idea, this is really an exciting prospect.

Ward

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

@Rudolf

Haha nice!

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I tried it, too. It even went to the Desktop - showing the Haiku Mouse Pointer (which, unfortunatelly, was not moveable). But at the same time the kernel panic window opened, saying "vm-page-fault: unhandled page fault [..]". Still, it was quite impressing. The total boot time was about 40 seks, so a bit faster than my WinXP .-)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I could write image to my PNY Flash Drive using flashnul but never could get the motherboard to boot it. Yes, the boot order was modified to accept the USB Flash. It indicated "missing operating system".
I cannot rule out the flash drive itself being the issue. This may require testing with different makes. This is a very cool means to boot up, for those it works with. I expect with more to come that compatibility will be improved too.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

mixed results.the flashnul works fine.

I can boot USB, as proven thru the HP util.(HP key disk,available somewhere)
no luck so far.will try again with usb.definetly no luck with native hard drive.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

If you want to use Flashnul under Windows Vista you wont get the list of the "available physical drives", but the "available logical disks" only.

So, go to Windows Menu > All programs > Accessories and make a right-click on "Command line" then select "Run as Administrator" (or something like that, I'm on a french version of Vista ^^)

Now, you will be the Boss in your House and could use Flashnul :)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Well, I'm glad to see Haiku booting from a "noname SD Card" plugged into a "generic USB Multicard Reader"!

Running on an Asus P5B+E6400+3GB
KDL said to me "page fault, but interrupts were disabled".
Even when playing with different boot options like "Don't call the bios", "Disable IDE DMA" and so on, the better I can have is stopping on the fourth icon of the BootScreen.

Running on an Acer Aspire 5683 T5500+3GB
KDL now say : "did not find any boot partitions" ... after the fourth icon as well.

Running on a Compaq Armada E500 PIII+512MB
Hey, this old machine can't boot on USB!

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

NO BEANS.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Thanks ;)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Tried on a MSI Wind with no success - didn't seem to want to boot off USB stick.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Hi. Good text miglas ;)
I have mainboard Gigabyte M61PME-S2 for Athlon X2. I made all according to recipe. In BIOS I have boot options: USB-FDD, USB-HDD, USB-CDROM, USB-ZIP. I checked every possibility - pendrive is visible during boot - but computer booting with HDD. Someone checked on this mainboard?

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I think the developers now require one to run a makebootable program on the partitions (like Apple's "blessed" system folders). I don't think anybody's going to run these new versions unless someone ports makebootable to Windows.

b

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

bluestone wrote:

I think the developers now require one to run a makebootable program on the partitions (like Apple's "blessed" system folders).

No, it's not like that...

Basically the first block of a BFS partition has some "magic" in it that stores the physical offset to the partition in relation to the start of the disk. Whoever formats the BFS partition is responsible for setting this magic value (i.e. if you were able to use gparted to create a BFS partition, it would do this trick for you... but unfortunately it doesn't support creation of BFS partitions).

The problem is, dd'ing a BFS partition from one partition to another is actually a bad way to make a BFS partition. This is why you must then run "makebootable" on the partition which fixes the offset and allows the bootloader and kernel to locate the partition again after being bootstrapped and load all the drivers.

I have run into funny situations where I dd one BFS partition to another, but booting off of the second partition really goes back and reads the first partition. This is because the second partition has an offset pointing to the first partition still, and if the first partition is still there and valid, it will be used by the kernel.

The reason dd'ing a raw image over an entire disk works is because this overwrites (removes) the partition table, making the offset accurate because the image starts from the very beginning of the disk.

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I don't think anybody's going to run these new versions unless someone ports makebootable to Windows.

Personally, I doubt that's gonna happen. More likely you'll see Haiku LiveCDs that can format BFS partitions and make them bootable before this happens :) If you can boot a BeOS or Zeta LiveCD and physicall access the partition - that can also do this trick.

HTH, not trying to be a pain, just trying to explain what's going on.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

not quite.

ZETA boots okay, if you use SAFE mode and switch from german to english.(unless yer german...)

They removed the hd utils, so you have to bring them in from haiku or senryu.yes, i've tried this going the other way apparently there is a make boot floppy script the team forgot about.its in the 'bin'.

my issue, since I have only usb floppy is how to write this disk from within haiku, since haiku cant boot natively and wont list the usb ports like Unices i usually use.maybe if ZETA makes the disk, i can do it.

I've had no luck trying to boot haiku off a BeOSr5 boot floppy or cd.It just hangs after completion.I can get R5 to load, but I only have usb kayboard and mouse, so its useless.
(still need safe mode)

makebootable is supposed to do the magic, it attempts to work. you can make a BFS partition and format it,even copy over install (by either senryu installer or the 'cp' command), but booting it natively is next to impossible.(EVEN with makebootable)

see, you design an OS UP FROM the bootloader, not the other way around. until lilo or grub can boot haiku (BFS) like thay do linux, I HEAVILY DOUBT Haiku, Senryu, or ANY derivatives will boot natively. RC or not. you can write and read BFS from certain linux distros, forget which, as i've encountered seven different ones trying to reformat my ibook to something semi- as fast as os9.

I found knoppix works quite well at similar speeds for my tower. see it isn't just about doing the job, its about how WELL you can do it, and this was where R5 shimmered.If its anywhere NEAR the speed of knoppix on this machine, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. IF WE CAN GET IT TO BOOT.

the creators that built the disk images just assume like any programmer, that the app works both inside AND outside of Haiku, when in fact, makebootable only runs properly from a ubuntu install with haiku sources.its like assuming a windows(32 bit enviroment) app will run flawlessly on dos (16bit).you BETA and ALPHA test for a reason.I like what I see, but i think yall at Haiku can do better or look for another alternative [bootloader]that can do the job much better as far as getting this to a consumable product.

without that, lets face it, you have nothing.

the cracking team for osx86, (even if it is a grey area) found an opendarwin bootloader that worked.im sure yall can find something.

in the meanwhile, enjoy the curio.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Nada...

I just bought an old p3 from ebay so I can enjoy BeOS in a semi-native setting. I have a keyboard/monitor switcher so it should be fun. I don't think my dual-core amd turion is ever gonna work this out "magic" boot-sector or folder or grub or lilo or usb or partition or ubuntu or anything (most of which I've tried).

Best,
b

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Warning, what follows is borderline rant, and to make it worse, it was written in between other things I was working on, so it's somewhat disjointed.

Take it with a grain of salt, and please excuse my broad ignorance of the details. Sorry if it offends.

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I've had no luck trying to boot haiku off a BeOSr5 boot floppy or cd.It just hangs after completion.I can get R5 to load, but I only have usb kayboard and mouse, so its useless.
(still need safe mode)

That's because Haiku is not BeOS R5. The bootloader and kernel need to be built from the same source repo - as they're tightly coupled. There is actually a set of information passed from the bootloader to Haiku's kernel when it's bootstrapped. This is not meant to be compatible with BeOS. You would likely run into a similar problem trying to boot a new Haiku partition using an old boot floppy from Haiku - as the bootloader wouldn't be passing the right structures to the kernel when it's loaded (they have changed over time).

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makebootable is supposed to do the magic, it attempts to work. you can make a BFS partition and format it,even copy over install (by either senryu installer or the 'cp' command), but booting it natively is next to impossible.(EVEN with makebootable)

I not entirely sure what you're talking about here... Last I heard, Haiku couldn't properly partition or run makebootable from itself - so if that's what you're complaining about, that's simply a known bug still. Of course, maybe that was supposedly fixed, I don't know, but I doubt it.

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see, you design an OS UP FROM the bootloader, not the other way around. until lilo or grub can boot haiku (BFS) like

That seems awfully opinionated to me. I don't have any problems booting Haiku from Grub - in fact it works every time I try it - but, all it does is chainload to the Haiku bootloader on the partition.

If you want a version of Grub that boots off BFS, go use the one from SkyOS. Haiku doesn't use Grub, and doesn't intend to.

Now, if you're complaining about Linux or Windows support for BFS (or lack of support), maybe you should take that up with them. At this point, Haiku aims to be an independent OS, and therefore it will be able to install and boot itself without any other host OS, or bootloader-helpers... seems like a good strategy to me.

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the creators that built the disk images just assume like any programmer, that the app works both inside AND outside of Haiku, when in fact, makebootable only runs properly from a ubuntu install with haiku sources.its like assuming a windows(32 bit enviroment) app will run flawlessly on dos (16bit).you BETA and ALPHA test for a reason.I like what I see, but i think yall at Haiku can do better or look for another alternative [bootloader]that can do the job much better as far as getting this to a consumable product.

So maybe we can set the record straight: I don't believe the creators of the disk images expect "end users" to actually use them. They're there for testing and development. If you can't figure out how to make it work, then it's probably not ready for you yet.

When Haiku is released as alpha/beta - I'm pretty certain the plan is to provide a bootable CD that can partition and format a disk.

This insinuation that Haiku's developers must somehow cater to every possible scenario at this stage of the game bothers me personally. It's not like they don't have enough to do already.

If you've tried *everything* you've found and read, and still nothing works for you - then likely your configuration simply doesn't work.

One final thought - posting your issues, concerns, and questions here is not likely to get much attention of the developers. If you'd like development review of your issues, you should file bugs in Trac, or post to the development mailing list. The forums are mostly frequented by other users of Haiku.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Good rant. Agreed.

b

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

believe what you will.rant all day if you want.

the problem lies with makebootable.

as far as not using grub or lilo, BEST OF LUCK TO YA!

only reason it MAY be required is because makebootable doesn't natively work. maybe if you built from sources it MIGHT.maybe.
hence the need for lilo or grub.why it works in HAIKU in a VM i couldn't tell you.im sure there is a difference somewhere.

there is an installer, you have to grab it from SENRYU, your offshoot.ZETA doesnt have it, they removed it on purpose.

The BFS formatter is in Haiku, you need a blanked drive to use it or it wont work right.use the disk utility.size is the only thing misreported, it only reports the correct size on a created VM image that is blank.
otherwise, it works.

copying the files with -R also works.

good tip on R5, though.question is could you modify the R5 to get HAIKU going assuming the bootsector is all you kept?there has to be a way to raw read or hex edit the R5 floppy.

beta code doesnt mean jack if you cant test at least the base of what you are coding for.(which means booting natively, even if old hardware is all you designed HAIKU for.what good is an os that wont boot?) anyone?

didn't know it actually worked with grub, i was too busy fixing knoppix.aparently even with the speed increase, the apt-get doesnt grab the proper files for the release and has a habit of grabbing experimental files instead of unstable/testing.

will give haiku sources a whirl AFTER i get this system a little more stable.some of my packages are being removed when they shouldnt.i look for stability first in an OS, then speed.

knoppix and Haiku have both.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

No luck apart from one PC, that I have got it to load to the last icon 'till it freaks out, debugger says about it: :busy bit not set after 100ms - probably noone there :aborting because busy bit not set"

BTW the boot options: USB-FDD, USB-HDD, USB-CDROM, USB-ZIP don't do anything in this case, don't bother to try and use them, if your computer can boot from USB pen drive then the BIOS will be tricking its self into thinking that its a local hard drive, so rather go "hard drive boot order", and use the num pad + & - to change the boot order.

OR if you have a Esc or F12 boot select the use that. Mine has a list that looks like this:

FDD
ZIP
CDROM
+HDD
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
BOOT-LAN

selecting +HDD

brings this list

ST1605485(160GB)
ST1405415(140GB)
DSE USB 1GB PEN-DRIVE(986MB)

what piss' me off is that the PC that is dose work on (AMD sempron 2.6Ghz socket:754) the motherboard doesn't always see it and that it takes a bit of fiddling, removing, turning the computer off and on then putting the flash drive back in and trying again.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I had to enable USB Legacy Emulation to use USB booting on my laptop but it it KDL's now saying it can't mount boot partition, oh well.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Hi There!!!
I have a problem while booting haiku, i followed the guide and flashnul create a bootable pendrive about 400 mb.
when i boot up, in loading screen haiku returns an error:

PANIC: vm_page_fault: unhandled page fault in kernel space at 0x80465165, ip 0x8045ef00
Welcome to kernel Debugging Land...
Thread 13 "main2" runnig on CPU 0
kdebug>

this is what happens on my msi wind u100 with double boot winxp ubuntu 8.10
can you help me?

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

If You got the bootscreen i think the disk is correct. Maybe this is a bug in the Haiku. Can You try the booting on an another machine?
If it works on an another computer, please, serach on the dev.haiku-os.org for the duplication, and if You don't found this problem here fill an bugreport.
Thank You, mastermind.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

What icon was haiku under when the crash happened?
what revision was it ? (i.e. say r28555)

And also when you get to the Debugger enter bt or sc, You may want to take a photo of it.

And also yes, do go to http://dev.haiku-os.org

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

thank you, I will post the photos as soon as possible... I'm a little bit busy in the university.
But i noted that with a different usb pen drive the error code change

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Hi I'd like to inform that with the last raw 28633 haiku boot properly on my msi wind!!! thank you!

edit: i tried to edit this post but it changed position :(

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Haiku boots on MSI Wind? Cool can you list what hw is working?

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

I have an original msi wind u100, just added another 1 gb of ram.
haiku boots correctly, lan, backlight buttons (FN), and touchpad (no scrolling) works.
The other things like wifi, bluetooth, FN buttons, audio don't work yet!

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

audio doesn't work huh, hmm too bad. Maybe there is an audio drive but it is GPL so you'll have to build Haiku yourself and set the building of GPL addons to true / 1 if that's the case.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

nutela wrote:

audio doesn't work huh, hmm too bad. Maybe there is an audio drive but it is GPL so you'll have to build Haiku yourself and set the building of GPL addons to true / 1 if that's the case.

I see no GPL audio drivers listed in the HaikuImage Jamfile - so I suspect this won't matter.

Probably the most likely solution would be to add OpenSound to the image and see if that works with the specific audio hardware in the MSI Wind (what is the chipset anyway?)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

the audio chipset is an ALC888S by realtek, based on ALC880 chipset family.

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

HDA from Realtek should runing from OSS. It at me work nice ;)

Re: How to install Haiku to USB Flash Drive from Windows

Hi,
my system is: ASROCK AOD790GX/128M motherboard, PHENOM 9950 cpu.
I too can reach the fourth icon and then get kernel panic with:
"did not find any boot paritions"