As usual, please test these images on physical hardware, and report issues to http://dev.haiku-os.org (under the r1/beta3 version)
I’m thinking of pushing out R1/beta3 by 1 week. We have a few rendering issues in WebPositive I want to give a little time to (potentially) address, as well as a few minor EFI patches solving the discovery of additional Haiku partitions and a few bug reports to investigate.
I tried it in my computer. There was no issues on booting, the desktop was working and WebPositive could play videos on Youtube. But there was no sound [in videos (?)] and i couldn’t mount any volumes on my HDD. About videos, only pausing/resuming were working and web pages were rendering incorrectly.
Just a question regarding EFI. From what I’ve read (correct me if I understood wrong), UEFI does not need the bootx64.efi to be on a FAT32 partition, can be on any type. Could it be possible to move it from an /efiboot FAT32 partition into the BeFS /boot partition, so we could get rid of that FAT32 thing?
This is incorrect, EFI requires the esp to be of type fat32 for pc booting, and allows fat16 for thumb drive booting. (or more precisely it requires fat32 to be supported by the firmware, technically there can be others supported too, but practically we want haiku to be installable on normal efi computers)
Besides, fat32 has wide support, and this allows a much much saner multiboot environment than before efi, and if you don’t use it for that the bootloader is still much easier to maintain than the mbr way before it.
Just my 2 cents