I have installed Haiku Alpha 1 for dual booting with PC Linux OS via GRUB on an Acer 529ATX laptop. The current setup of the partitions is as follows:
primary partition 1: Haiku Alpha 1
primary partition 2: PC Linux OS
Active partition: primary partition 2
Boot loader: GRUB installed on primary partition 2.
The set up works perfectly and I can boot into both PC Linux OS and Haiku without problems - except for one glitch. When I boot into Haiku, it changes the active partition (boot flag) from partition 2 to partition 1. Thus, on the next boot, GRUB is bypassed, the option to boot into PC Linux OS is not presented and the laptop boots directly into Haiku. If I want to boot into PC Linux OS, I have to change the active partition (boot flag) back to primary partition 2 using, e.g., cfdisk on the Parted Magic CD first.
Is there a way to stop Haiku resetting the boot flag when it boots? I did a quick check on the existing bugs list and also this forum but I couldn’t see any mention of this particular problem.