Acer Extensa 5420-5687

Trying to see if I can get HakuOS to boot on this laptop. I could dedicate this laptop to Haiku, and that is what I hope to do. I can boot the CD and it gets all the way to the red rocket. Then nothing. If i remove/insert a CD I get some activity. I feel that the desktop is right there behind the boot screen. I have tried booting in “safe mode” and “safe video mode” but still can’t get to the desktop. Any suggestions anyone?? I wish I could tell you more but I can’t find a way to get Haiku to boot in ‘verbose’ mode, so I don’t know much about the specifics.

David Ferguson

P.S. Posting from Haiku booted on an other PC using the live CD!!

Ok, I got it to boot. I have to select “safe boot” and “disable advanced ACPI” in order to get it to boot up. I did get it to install to the HD without issue. but in “Safe” mode I have no network, so no internet, no USB… Is there any hope???

Please report this issue. mentions some information to gather. You can file the ticket’s compent as Drivers, ACPI.

Ok, done.