Haiku Guides

Installing Haiku

Haiku can easily be installed several ways utilizing pre-built images from the Haiku website, or images resulting from the compilation process below.

Virtualizing Haiku

Installing Haiku in a virtual machine is a bit easier than just installing it on a regular PC, but for those not familiar with virtual machines, it can be a bit confusing.

Booting Haiku

Various methods and procedures to boot Haiku.

UEFI Booting Haiku

Booting Haiku via UEFI on hardware that supports it.

Network Booting Haiku

Booting Haiku over a local network.

Daily Tasks

A list of example tasks users may want to perform under Haiku such as connecting to a wireless network, installing software packages, enabling network services such as ssh, or backing up your stuff.


Problems do occur with computers. Various troubleshooting techniques for an array of serious issues.

Building Haiku

Building Haiku from sources is a surprisingly simple process which allows developers to get started quickly developing on Haiku and allowing end users to experiment with the latest Haiku sources.