I have a 2009 MacBook Pro unibody. the alpha install CD does not work - it hangs at the 4th icon (the hard drive one). so I followed the instructions on this page: http://www.haiku-os.org/documents/dev/how_build_haiku_mac_os_x
and it works! those instructions were very good, but I had a lot of trouble creating a case-sensitive disk image in Disk Utility. the instructions say ‘Click “New Image”’, but they should say ‘Click “File->New->Blank Disk Image”’, because there’s a “New Image” icon that seems to be what the instructions want you to click, but it is not the right thing.
I created a new partition using Boot Camp (Disk Utility hung while trying), and followed the instructions to compile and install to it. then I used rEFIt (I had to run its enable.sh manually even though I used their .mpkg, which is something their instructions did not make clear) to give me a choice of OS on boot.
so it was harder than it had to be, but haiku works great. the touchpad does not seem to be recognized - I think haiku thinks it’s a mouse, which makes it pretty frustrating to use (no tapping, no multitouch).
I’m not sure if the sound works either. I don’t have a way to get sound files to that partition until the wireless stuff is ready, but I tried to use the sound recorder to record something and it just blinked at me.
anybody know anything about the touchpad or sound thing? great work on haiku.