You can make a be partition with the usb, i use qupzilla for some things and webpositive for others (only one tab here)… i am using 20gb on an amdx2 with ethernet cable tooyou should know it is a “pre” Beta, at least as i see it, then yes it will crash some times but, mmm is not so unstable as it was 3 years ago re-welcome
Your English is fine…from memory, when you DD to a drive, file size is something less than 1GB so my my 4GB USB drive should be enough to allow the SWAP space…the laptop runs 2GB ram so it should not be accessed very often.
…and I guess you are also suggesting that a /home file is not needed (or possible)
“Home” is a folder on /boot. Haiku doesn’t need/suppport dedicated partitions for home or swap.
One more thing when you run out of free space on /boot: Have a look at /system/packages/administration/. Here Haiku keeps “states” of the packages every time you un/install packages. Those can be used to boot into a specific state from the boot options (holding shift while booting up). If you un/install often and large packages, you may get some space back by deleting old states. Having lots of states around also decreases boot speed, so cleaning up once in a while isn’t a bad idea anyway.
These limitations are AFAIK already reported in the bugtracker.
Much thanks to lelldorin and humdinger…i’m getting a lot of new info that will make life with haiku better. It is new to me in a lot of ways and clearly needs a different approach to my ‘Linux’ mentality.
To clear up any misunderstanding, I have Haiku installed on a 4GB usb dongle…it boots, so I don’t to do anything more than manage the use of space…I didn’t know about the matter with /system/packages/administration…can’t wait to check this out!
Sorry, It all seems very basic to the experienced user but is a minefield to me.
Hello! About this topic, you can install the FilWip app (available at HaikuDepot). With this app, you could delete the old “states” in an easy way.
The old “states” are useful where do you found that something is broken in a recent update. So, you can boot using a previous version of the system. Before you run the FilWip, make sure that you don’t need the previous states (in other words: if nothing broke after a system update, usually don’t need the previous states ).