Here is my situation. I have an existing Haiku VM running in Parallels (current version). However, I’m running out of disk space.
Using the normal disk resize in Parallels corrupts the disk.
So, I tried doing a new install following the instructions on haiku-os.org to do so. Getting the any boot image to boot worked perfectly. However, I then tried to install it on a VM drive that I created and attached to the VM. Everything went fine, until I rebooted and tried to boot from this new install drive.
I can’t create a new VM drive that boots. Has anyone had any success with this? It obviously worked at some point, that’s how I created the original VM, that is larger than the any boot image.
I would create a whole new disk image, attach that to the VM and then create the correct partition scheme (GPT or MBR) for the desired boot method. I recently discovered the wonders of booting EFI, so yeah… it is not straight forward in Haiku yet. When you have the scheme sorted our, initialise the partition for BFS and use the installer to copy your current install there.
For MBR (32bit) you just, take the drive, partition it MBR and create one partition, format that to BFS and install. I guess you might need the bootman too, but I think if the part ion is active it should be okay,
For EFI (64bit) I had to create a GPT partition scheme, create a 256MiB partition that has the partition type set to “EFI system data”, mount the partition and then copy the contents of the EFI partition from the install CD image to it (it is one directory called EFI with a subdir called BOOT and that has the BOOTX64.EFI file in it.) The make a second partition and format that to BFS and install the OS… but do NOT install bootman. Basically this → UEFI Booting Haiku | Haiku Project
The important part is - the installer app should clone the install for you. You might need to copy stuff in home, but that is easy.
Yeah, I have tried all 3…MBR, MBR with Bootman and EFI…none worked. With the EFI, the partition didn’t seem to “stick” after reboot (very weird)…I attached the drive to my other Haiku64 VM and looked at the drive with drive setup and it shows 2 partitions that were “not formatted”…