I have one of those cheap generic Cherry Trail based laptops and I would like to know if there is any way to run Haiku on these Cherry Trail devices such as ultra low-end laptops and those Intel Compute Sticks. Given their specifications I think they are great candidates for Haiku.
Currently I’ve been running Ubuntu on it for almost a year. It was a bit tricky to get it installed, but it worked out in the end. I’m eager to try out Haiku and since I take this laptop with me when I’m away from my work PC it would be great to test out the OS on a daily basis.
The biggest problem with such devices is that they are 64-bit, but they have a 32-bit UEFI and no Legacy Boot option (I have no clue how someone thought that was going to be a good idea). The only way to get this to work is to have the 32-bit version of Haiku with UEFI support or to create a specific 32-bit UEFI bootloader to boot the 64-bit version of Haiku.
Is there any way we can make this work?
EDIT: I just noticed there was a ticket opened in the tracker for UEFI support specifically for 32-bit machines, but apparently only 64-bit was implemented as far as I can tell: https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10139