Well, I would really curious … how do you mean this ?
Lately I got huge problem with it on Haiku 32bit with permanent solution.
I had FS related problems when I installed hrevxxx +93 and wanted to go back permanently to hrevxxx +91.
I could boot back into previous state with hrevxxx + 91, but I wanted to avoid playing with selection everytime I boot.
Unfortunately there is no permanent revert back.
So this wayI wanted to replace all related *93*.hpkg files to *91*.hpkg files using the statement directory.
Well, copy back and removing files went “smoothly”, if I do not count that Haiku always wanted to remove dependencies as weell – I simply ignored closing the appearing windows.
So I thought I was successful, so I did a reboot … when I got a smash hit in my face.
The installed Haiku could not booted. The most of hpkg files were missing. There was a Haiku live image as well in the first partition - that was also full empty related packages … even the full home directory was missing there. It was also a spare for me to keep favorite settings. Fortunately the settings I had in install partiton that remained with home directory.
After some big sucks I could got to install a 64bit Haiku finally instead of Haiku 32bit - I intended it for a spare drive to have a clean installer that fast and there is 14 GB instead of 1.4 GB live system.
I bult this instead of live image to have a smaller test instance of Haiku on the same thumb drive as where the main install - that there would be a bigger space about 100 GB as it is a 128 GB USB 3.0 thumbdrive.
The newer problems starts here. I could not
cloned the installed Haiku 64bit using dd command with help of DVD Haiku live … because some USB errors.
Sometimes could not read the input file (so the source drive) but with checkfs the affected BFS was healthy.
Sometimes I was reading timeouts in syslog about usb disk.
→ not even install it to the 128 GB pendrive from the 32bit pendrive - I can prepare the partitions , filesystems successfully, could copy all files onto ‘haiku esp’ from installer’s ‘haiku esp’ partition … but when I start installing finally
the copying files interrupts … ALWAYS … at one of the files.
Bad file descriptor just as from DVD installer media
Sometimes I checked both BFS filesystem before, but install interrupts ALWAYS.
And before someone suggest to download 64bit iso again - I did it.
I made an USB installer media first onto 128 GB pendrive using dd command from that ISO file.
From that cloned installer I installed the 64bit Haiku install onto another 32 GB pendrive.
I wanted to keep this pendrive to have a spare, healthy install drive that would remain on R1B4 as its first released and a source of cloning it - again, instead of installation I had many problems with it earlier. (Some failures needed learnig curves due to EFI, for example, but EFI was not about installation but booting after that.)
Cloning failed (more times, several attempts I made),
install back to 128 GB test partition and main partition always failed.
This way I started to use this primarily spare drive purpose install – after I became badly mad furious …
It does not fit to that way I want to live right now, so honestly came up into my mind … I would freeze Haiku and experiences with it a little bit.
Iinstalled Haiku R1B4 64bit from one USB pendrive to another USB pendrive happened
only once successfully
Every other attempts failed as just before - I used available ports in multiple combinations, I checked filesystem health, dongle insertion … I had not give up, I checked syslog messages.
It is just copying files from one USB drive - both filesystem is BFS … and fails … ununderstable
I was terribly mad (that’s when you shout and would use and axe too )
It should work , but it just does not work – that way it expected to do … even for “an experienced computer user”.