I have picked up Haiku with the intention of perhaps helping out with the development somewhere, as having played with it in virtualbox for a while I feel it is extremely well suited to my needs and wishes for a day to day OS. Currently however I cannot get haiku to boot on my system (hardware as below) at all.
I have tried:
R1-Alpha2 ISO -> boots on virtualbox in passthrough mode, but not on hardware
R1-Alpha2 anyboot on usb -> will not boot on hardware
Several recent + Latest Nightly builds for raw usb -> will not boot on hardware
In all cases I believe my system is recognising the boot medium as I often see a row of periods seemingly “counting up” in the top left corner but nothing more happens, but then I get “No signal input” from the monitor and after ~10 seconds the system reboots.
Is there some basic incompatability that I have missed out on and if not is there some way to debug these problems?
I have a working copy of linux which can be used for access to BeFS partitions but I can’t guarantee being able to do any serial console work as I only have the one PC and would have to borrow a friends to do it.
Thanks in advance
AMD Phenom II X6,
Ati Radeon HD 5870 (XFX Branded)
Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard
500GB SataII Drive -> partition earmarked for Haiku + Linux + OS Testing Sandbox
Raid 1 array (Windows 7)