Haiku will not start

Forum thread started by mxl on Mon, 2009-09-14 20:25

First off, here are my specs.

Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H
AMD Phenom II X3 720 black edition (3.2 ghz)
8 GB Corsair memory
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
USB Mouse (Legacy enabled in bios)
Standard keyboard
Ethernet and USB wireless (tried to disconnect the USB

The installer refused to start at first. At the second attempt I tried to enable all safe modes possible (which made it boot "very slowly" because of disabled DMA)

After it was done installing, it rebooted and failed to boot up at the PCI type icon being the last one "glowing"
Trying to run debug it didn't give any warnings that I could see at all.
Last thing it said was something about the ownership of USB and then nothing...the system froze.
Keyboard didn't respond or anything so I had to shut it off using the power button.

Any tips? Any bios options that should be disabled? Virtualization?

Using Alpha 1

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Re: Haiku will not start

There are a few systems (some old, some brand new, laptops & desktops) that have difficulties booting. Please put a ticket in the bug tracker at dev.haiku-os.org and if you can please provide details on the chipsets of your motherboard.

Hardware support is a bit random at the moment, but lots of work is being done.

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mine behaved like this, until I installed boot block onto the Haiku partition using the installer app from the live cd.

(worth a try...)

Re: Haiku will not start

USB-Sticks/Mass-Storage
Disconnect all USB-Devices (Mass-Storage or Sticks) try to boot again.

Spacebar
Hold down the spacebar just after Haiku starts booting to get to the save mode options.

Fail save video mode
Choose fail save video mode. Choose a resolution fitting your Monitor if you dont know try a small one (1024x768 or smaller 800x600) for the first boot.

This Tips could help many User with new until now unsupported Graphics Cards.

Good Luck... don't be disappointed if you cannot install Haiku right now...

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I have a similar (or maybe the same?) problem, booting stalls after message "ehci", "claiming ownership", etc.

My motherboard is an ASUS M3N78-VM

I managed to get Haiku to boot by changing the USB 2.0 speed from "hi-speed" to "full-speed" in the BIOS. Disabling legacy USB also works, but also disables my flash drive. Disabling USB completely works too.

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Having waited 8 years for this, I can surely wait some more :)

I checked the "Disable SMP" and it finally booted this time.

It was snappy and responsive (although my Radeon card wasnt supported, it only gave bluish lines going vertical all over the screen...looked like some old EGA game gone wrong).

Although, if I monitored the CPU or any threads running, it would instantly reboot.
Perhaps it has gotten something to do with that I have 3 cores and not dual or quad?

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my main language

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Having waited 8 years for this, I can surely wait some more :)
I checked the "Disable SMP" and it finally booted this time.

Hmmm, any more info you can give about the problems when SMP is on would be helpful.

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It was snappy and responsive (although my Radeon card wasnt supported, it only gave bluish lines going vertical all over the screen...looked like some old EGA game gone wrong).

Did you try VESA mode by using the boot options screen?

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Although, if I monitored the CPU or any threads running, it would instantly reboot.
Perhaps it has gotten something to do with that I have 3 cores and not dual or quad?

That isn't good. Three cores, eh? Interesting. If you disable SMP it should only look like one core though right?

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Sorry for my bad english, it's not my main language

Your English is most excellent actually. I'm a native speaker.

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It does not give any errors through debug on screen.
It just freezes

It seems now that I was wrong about it restarting when monitoring certain things on my computer. It now just randomly restarts for no reason what so ever.
I'm going to try to go stock speed on my CPU.

Vesa works :) No widescreen support though (720,1080)

I got an AMD 720 Blac edition
3 cores at 2.8 GHZ stock

I was also thinking that it could perhaps be my 4850X2.
Thing is, I know nothing about debugging. At most I just compile apps

Thank you

Edit: Setting it to stock speed didn't help either

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Try disabling Legacy USB in the bios, it worked for me.

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Did not work.
Tried the debug mode on screen again... I can find nothing wrong except that it detects my 3 core CPU as 2 core cpu.

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Finally a beos successor!

Great.

Runs in VMware, bur not on my (very) old amd k6/333 laptop. pre-setup hangs, no mouse (yet).

LBA access DOS/Other to Other and its booting