Hello everyone, I purchased months ago Parallels 7 moving away from Virtual Box, but unfortunately Haiku never worked. Some people said “you know just download Virtual Box” but it wasn’t an option, I didn’t purchased Parallels to use yet another virtualization software. Anyway I tried booting from the ISO but it does’t work It just stays there trying to load the OS into memory I guess.
Then I read a post in the Parallels forums about someone complaining that networking wasn’t working on Parallels 8 but since I am stuck at 7 (didn’t qualify for free upgrade for 1 month :’( ) I downloaded a demo of Parallels 8 and the Haiku .image and used this instructions :
bunzip2 haiku.image.bz2 dd if=/dev/zero of=haiku.image bs=1024 count=1 conv=notrunc seek=408600 mv haiku.image haiku.hdd
then created a new virtual machine with that hard drive and to my surprise it boots Yay! now I wen’t back to Parallels 7 and after two failed boots it is now fully booting even with USB and network enabled.
I have to try to do the same instructions straight from Parallels 7 and try to do some internet browsing. Funny thing is that a couple of days ago I ordered a PC just to Install Haiku on it, and it is now in transit to my house.