I searched the hardware topics, but the only discussion I could find involved dual-headed monitors, which is not what I am interested in. Let me briefly describe what I want to do (assume I want to do this for ergonomic reasons):
- Computer: HP Spectre X360 (i7, 8GB RAM…)
- Booting Haiku from a 64 GB Lexar USB stick (so like running from an SSD but slower)
- Boot with lid closed (*)
- Use my external HDMI monitor (**)
(*) I have to initiate the boot process with the lid open as I need to select booting from the USB stick. As soon as I have selected it, I want to close the lid (happy to close the lid at any stage of boot up).
(**) My computer can only handle an external monitor via the HDMI port (no other monitor ports). Quite happy to set the monitor to a low resolution to accommodate Haiku.
[Edit] 2018-12-11 The answer appears to be no. I cannot use the external monitor with my current hardware configuration. Perhaps, as Haiku evolves, support for external monitors will arrive in a future release.