Hello all... didn't want to hijack another thread and didn't really find anything that was helpful from a search of the forums so figured I'd take the plunge...
Also, I find it awesome this project was born just down the Thruway from where I grew up in CNY
Anyhow, I downloaded a nightly ISO a few days ago (haiku-nightly-hrev51497-x86_64-anyboot) and just burned it and all I get at boot is a string of periods (..............) and then the screen goes black. Nothing from there. I actually downloaded the R1 Alpha 4.1 a few months back and had the same results.
I'm trying this on a Dell Precision M2800 Laptop. These are the specs that I could dig up... I'm going to assume someone will ask for more info but we'll start here
15.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixel, 141 ppi) TFT display, matt-finish
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-4810MQ (3.8 GHz Turbo)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 + AMD FirePro W4170M (2 GB memory)
Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
8 GB DDR3L RAM
128 GB solid-state drive
802.11b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO
1x HDMI 1.4, 1 x VGA
4 x USB 3.0
SDXC card slot
1x headphone socket