Extrowerk, that would be nicer than reconfiguring memory. I’ll search for that while I hunt for a smaller memory module just in case.
Munchausen, I have Haiku running in it as well. Not quite as fast as I would like. Haiku is faster on my other machine but that has a lot of unsupported hardware (-:
I want to enjoy BeOS and enjoy the process of using directly instead of through VirtualBox. This query is specifically about Be as that is what I want to figure out right now. But for Haiku, is there anything that doesn’t/didn’t (before fixing) work on your T42?
I will have to check it again, I have beta 4 running but didn’t do much with it. Wifi doesn’t work, but wired ethernet does. I presume I could swap the wifi card for a different one that would work. I can’t remember if I tested sound. I will check and get back to you
Update: I made a BeOS Max install cd that had a ram limiting boot loader. I was able to boot. It had purple stripes, so I set it to use fail-safe graphics and 1024x768x16. It offered the Install/live cd/recovery cd option. When I say install, it scans for install media and destination drives, and seems to freeze there without finding anything. When I say live cd, it gets to the desktop and hangs there. (Can’t move cursor at that point).
I was able to install BeOS with the professional 5.0.1. CPU runs at full 2ghz when booted plugged in, and 600mhz when booted on battery. The only safe mode option I need is to set the screen to 1280x768x16 instead of the full 1400x1050x16 (32bit doesn’t even show up in graphics options).
I’ll start working on finding drivers and patches a different time.
It’s specifically for ATI RAdeon mobile graphics chipsets. It works great on my Gateway 450ROG laptop. Native resolution 1400x1050 16bit and 32bit. Pretty sure it’s from the same time period as the Thinkpad T42p and probably the same chipset.