Will using RAW partition for install cause a problem in current state?

I have searched high and low, but cannot find anything relating to problems that may arise by using a RAW partition for my Haiku install.

Could someone enlighten me?

Thank you :smiley:

Hi Arctos,

maybe I misunderstand your issue, but since you’ll have to format the partition (“Set up partitions…” in the Installer) with BFS anyway, it shouldn’t matter if or how the partition was formatted before.


Thanks for the response, Humdinger.

During the initial installation stage:

  • create a partition using DriveSetup
  • using the RAW hard drive >> instead of creating a logical partition
  • format using Be FS Intel
  • mount partition
  • close DriveSetup
  • choose target for installation
  • NOT install any boot manager

I am not really speaking of what was there before.

According to the user guide on Drive Setup, If you plan to use the entire drive as one partition, e.g. a USB stick or a Compact Flash card, you can skip the creation of a partition and proceed right to Initializing.

If you plan to share the drive with more than one operating system, then you need to create the Haiku partition first, and then initialize the partition. In other words, you need to create a partition if you need to have a partition size smaller than the entire drive.

Thanks for the reply.

Ok, so there are no known problems if it is the only os on that drive? Good enough for me.