eMMC Disk problem and Touchpad



I have a working live usb of Haiku beta.
Only have a couple of issues:

  1. I cant install Haiku to the internal EMMC Disk.
  2. The touchpad doesn’t work. So I have to use a USB mouse.

I’m using a new Lenovo Ideapad netbook.

So my question is does anyone have any workarounds?



Haiku doesn’t support EMMC yet. There is a work in progress SDHCI driver that may work but it isn’t done.


Yeah, I’m waiting for this, too. If either of the network devices start working it’ll be nice to install Haiku onto the 32GB eMMC that’s built in. It’s way too small for Windows 10.


Thanks @cb88 - Great to hear its on the way - Any idea how long it will take for the driver? Months? Years?

Yeah @MrEntropy - I been messing with the beta for two days now. It completely blew my mind! Haiku is the best project out there. Cant wait for the driver.

BTW, the other question about the touchpad not working? Anyone any clues?


I wish I knew about the touchpad, but I don’t.

The SDHCI driver, if I remember right, was a GSoC project. I don’t know if anyone is still working on it or if it’s off in limbo.


Dunno… haven’t seen anyone working on it.

As far as your touchpad, make sure you don’t have it disabled with the media key for that, and then post your /var/log/syslog perhaps there will be some indication in there.

note I have several lenovo’s with touchpads that if you touch them during boot they hang, if you wait untill the desktop loads they work fine after that.


It’s in limbo at present, indeed…


For now I’m using Haiku in a VM instead of on my netbook. Works perfectly!

I will have to get back to you with the syslog later.

Thanks for the info guys!


I have one of those Ideapads with only EMMC storage (ideapad 120s) and I’ve had problems with the trackpad on Haiku too. I think it’s something to do with it being on the SPI bus (or was it i2c? I can’t remember) rather than USB or PS2.
I had the same problem with the BSDs too.