Need Some Help Installing

Forum thread started by Captain TacoLad on Sun, 2011-10-23 23:35

Hey guys, as you can see from the subject, I'm having a bit of trouble installing and getting Haiku up and running. I'm running Snow Leopard on an Intel based Mac Pro from I believe late '08.

I have tried both burning a CD and running off of a thumb drive, with no success. For the CD, I burned the .ISO image on to a blank disk using the built in Disk Utility, but I cannot get my computer to boot from the disk no matter how hard I try. For the thumb drive, I followed these (https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/installing/making_haiku_usb_stick) directions to the dot, but an error message pops up saying that the disk image is not readable by this computer, and I can't boot from it.

I'm a complete newbie at running any OS's but the standard ones, so any help at all is greatly appreciated.

Cheers.

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Re: Need Some Help Installing

It sounds like you need to edit your BIOS settings to allow booting from CD or USB.

Re: Need Some Help Installing

Captain TacoLad wrote:

For the CD, I burned the .ISO image on to a blank disk using the built in Disk Utility, but I cannot get my computer to boot from the disk no matter how hard I try.

Were you able to select the CD as the startup volume? I suggest that you hold down the Option key during startup, which takes you to the Startup Manager. The Haiku CD should be visible as a bootable CD. If not, it is not correctly burned.

haikuhacker wrote:

It sounds like you need to edit your BIOS settings to allow booting from CD or USB.

Macs don't have BIOSs.

Re: Need Some Help Installing

deejam wrote:
Captain TacoLad wrote:

For the CD, I burned the .ISO image on to a blank disk using the built in Disk Utility, but I cannot get my computer to boot from the disk no matter how hard I try.

Were you able to select the CD as the startup volume? I suggest that you hold down the Option key during startup, which takes you to the Startup Manager. The Haiku CD should be visible as a bootable CD. If not, it is not correctly burned.

haikuhacker wrote:

It sounds like you need to edit your BIOS settings to allow booting from CD or USB.

Macs don't have BIOSs.

Macs don't have BIOS's? :o
Well, again, like he said, could you select the CD from something like a boot menu?

Also, I don't recommend using a CD. They are small and even when you manage to boot from Haiku with it, it will run slow. There is a possibility that it could have been a corrupt burn, but probably not. I'd just suggest using a DVD, with that Haiku almost runs as fast as it would if you actually had it installed. And I couldn't install Haiku from a CD, because it gave me a lot of errors. So again, I just suggest a DVD.

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but an error message pops up saying that the disk image is not readable by this computer

This could be two things: 1. It was never prompted to boot from a CD/USB, so it booted from the hard drive, or 2. No bootable medium was found inside the CD/USB so it booted from the hard drive.

Re: Need Some Help Installing

It would be #1 and the error message is due to the Mac not being able to read BFS disks from inside OS X.