BeOS was the only OS on the drive. But I deleted the existing Windows partitions in DriveSetup and then manually created a BFS partition and marked it as bootable. It does reach the haiku bootloader menu.
Now that I am thinking it through, I ran Drivesetup and the installer after booting up the full operating system (which was running on the USB drive). I should go back and recreate the usb stick and install it from the install part of the usb drive, rather than from Live USB.
This brings up another idea, the ability to boot a haiku volume that resides on an external device from the Haiku boot loader. But I realize that the legacy of MBR/CSM creates roadblocks to this, and that UEFI booting makes this possible, IMHO. (Example Windows 8 Enterprise and it’s Windows To Go feature [reference: How to Create Windows To Go (WTG) Drive Manually])
Another thing to note is that when I formatted the drive initially, it was connected via a usb to sata adapter, and was later plugged in to sata.
Can you please point me to the proper procedure for a haiku install?
I will file a ticket if time permits.