The end of Haiku x86?


#1

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12068/intel-to-remove-bios-support-from-uefi-by-2020

Unless Haiku gets UEFI working by default, doesn’t this mean you won’t be able to run Haiku x86 on Intel systems after 2020? If so, we have about 2 more years to stop this ticking timebomb. Sure, shouldn’t necessarily affect AMD systems, but if you notice… where Intel goes, AMD tends to follow. Hence why there was Slot 1 vs Slot A. i3, i5, i7 vs. Ryzen 3, 5, and 7. Hmm?


#2

Haiku has UEFI “working by default” already, you just need to drop the haiku_loader.efi into your system’s EFI partition and then it should “just work”. There is a ticket somewhere about adding the EFI loader to the anyboot images (there is already a procedure for doing this, we just need to rework the build system to use it.)

So we have already stopped the timebomb :slight_smile:


#3

#4

x86, even the regular 32 bit kind isn’t going away in 2020 - just BIOS.