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Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:32 pm

A while back I successfully made a fool of myself attempting to build a PPC Linux version of LiveCode:

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I . . . was . . . just . . . wondering . . . if anyone had any thoughts about Haiku OS as it,
at last, seems to be getting somewhere . . .

https://www.haiku-os.org/
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:39 pm

What changes are you seeing in the Haiku OS ecosystem?
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 pm

I've always thought it was going somewhere, I constantly play with it, but then, I was a big fan of BE/os as well.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 pm

I've always thought it was going somewhere
As I am "one lucky person" insofar as I have a "free" 32-bit laptop that
is currently surplus to requirements I shall try installing Haiku OS on it next weekend
so that I can see what a 'real' computer (i.e. not some virtualised setup) is like
running the system.

It certainly is mature (one could, if one wanted to be nasty,
argue that it has gone straight from babyhood to senescence without anything in between).

But whether it can offer "all the usual crap" that other desktop systems can provide
(office suite, web browser, and so on) is an interesting question . . .

. . . certainly looks better than ReactOS [I mean . . . why the shoogly-woogly would
you spend years and years attempting to make a Windows clone when Windows
is already 'there'?].

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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:51 pm

Good luck, I've only used it on Desktops myself, I like it :)
As far as React goes, and the why and what for, that would be something better asked of the dev. Of course, your question could be turned inward as well, why bother writing a program to do xyz, when there are existing solutions? Everyone's reasons are different.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am

Everyone's reasons are different.
Erm . . . I'm a sociopath, get me out of here. 8)

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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:17 pm

So: I installed Haiku OS 32-bit (for BeOS compatibility) on a 2006 iMac
and it runs fine EXCEPT that I have to BOOT the thing from the install DVD each time,
which is very tedious.

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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:22 pm

Huh, that is very wierd. Any errors when the DVD isn't inserted? Something like 'no os' or 'no bootable disk' etc?
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 pm

Just a grey folder icon with a question mark that flashes on and off.
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And, having installed the 64-bit version I got exactly the same result. :(

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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:02 pm

Hmm. I'll get back to you on this one.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:03 pm

I'll get back to you on this one.
I'd be most grateful. :D

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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:04 pm

Heh, well, I don't have Mac hardware to test on, so save the thanks till we see if I can reproduce or fix the issue.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:10 pm

Err . . .

Quoted from points west:
The uefi bootloader is not installed automatically (it’s on our todo list).bootmanager and makebootable also don’t know about it yet and work only for bios booting. You need to manually create an efi partition and copy the bootloader to it.
AND how, pray tell, does one go about that?

WEll, Yeah:

https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/uefi_booting/

As today is Janmashtami, I can safely say
"Holy Hari!" with all the "Blue Meanie" stuff associated with it.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by bogs » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Your mac is uefi?

Also, as best you can remember, the steps you took during the install, for instance, did you use a DVD or USB? When reaching the installer screen, did you choose install or live? etc.

Also did you have a partition prepared or no? Are there other os'es on the machine or is it haiku solo? Anything else you can think of.
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Re: Haiku OS

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:18 pm

Your mac is uefi?
Dunno . . . trying . . . installed from a DVD.

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