I am able to boot (quite quickly and it works great) Haiku in my son’s old computer (AMD Athlon 64 Sempron 3200+) and thought I’d try to install it on a SATA drive and try to boot it from that.
After repartitioning the drive in Vista (can’t format it, as NTFS is the only option), I then brought it over to the AMD system and Initialized the disk as a BFS partition. Then I ran the Installer. It copied everything VERY fast.
Then I ran Bootman from the Terminal. It installed the boot menu seemingly fine. I rebooted and the menu came up (“Haiku” being the only choice, naturally) and started to boot…
But all I ever get is “Booting Haiku…” and a blinking cursor beneath it. Nothing more ever happens.
I then thought maybe it was because I never selected the drive/partition as Active. So I put it back on the other system, and went into Vista and “Activated” (HA!) the drive. Tried running it on that system… same message.
Tried running it on the AMD system… same message.
Am I doing something wrong?
I will say, however, that Haiku sees the partition as FAT16, not FAT32, when I try to Initialize it. Is this a problem? Does Haiku’s DriveSetup have an option for selecting what type of partition is created or what it should be Intialized as? Is there another tool in Haiku I can use, that will work?
Hope someone can help…