Booting from Mac Mini 2010 (Core 2 Duo)

For some reason whenever I start the machine with the (etcher-made) flash drive inserted. All of the EFI starts to freeze. Even when I start the machine without the usb-drive. The minute I insert it, it starts hanging. Weird, because I was able to install a linux distro in the same way. Any thoughts? Or perphaps try another haiku version? Perhaps r2, and upgrade from there?

Yeah, that efi boot on Mac doesn’t work for a reason unknown to me. I got further by installing refind The rEFInd Boot Manager: Installing and Uninstalling rEFInd and booting an usb stick from there. One more hint: you can hit space right after pressing return to boot haiku to enter the boot menu for further haiku book options.

Thanks. Refind is installed. I get the error (after pressing space): No Sys loader!


No Sys loader! message comes from mbr boot code. Try this from macOS:

brew install gdisk
sudo gdisk /dev/rdisk0

to print the partition table.