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Offline trekiej

BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« on: June 15, 2011, 06:33:25 PM »
I just built a system using BeOS. It runs at 890 Mhz.
It is a Pentium III and trying to get Aros or Xamiga on it is a pain.
I did find an Aros disk from Jan. that will run but the video drive stinks.
I need a pci compatable video card.

I wonder if Haiku could add to my existing system without reinstallation?

I can't take a picture to show it.
I am trying to build a machine I can transfer my programs to test.
I guess I will have to keep Virtual Box.

I have another Pentium III to try.
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Offline digiflip

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 06:36:12 PM »
have used haiku via vm fusion on mac book pro, aint really used any programs though, do you know any good ones for it?
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Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 06:43:26 PM »
Back in a day I had a machine that had Voodoo 3 3000 AGP,SB16 Sound(?), and a 350 Mhz Processor. It ran Quake II real good. I had to rename the files in the install script so that it would install right. One would need to manually install them if they did not.
One needs to have a copy of Quake II Win/dos(?) and then download the Binary from Bebits.
I had some problems during install the first time today. I had to re-install the base files after I re-initialize the partition.
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Offline digiflip

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 07:36:40 PM »
lol sounds bit messy i just let steam sort my game files for me. ie less messing about
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Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 08:09:42 PM »
The script was the only problem. I believe I can not remember where the binary went.
I think one could put it into a directory with the script and let it put all the files into the correct directory on the hard drive. Uh, rats, I can not remeber.
lol
The Voodoo driver was easy to do. All one had to do was drop it into the correct directory.
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Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 08:13:42 PM »
I did download and boot the Haiku ISO on Virtual Box. It looks good.
If I had not known it was Haiku it would have been easy for it to pass as BeOS.
I locked up on me when I tried to install it.
It will be another toy for now.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011, 08:17:30 PM by trekiej »
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 01:52:24 AM »
I've been using the Haiku nightlies for a while now, both in vmware and on an i7 PC and they both have very good uptime.

The "stable" release isn't.  Right now the nightlies are for what will be the next stable release.

I've had maybe two crashes in the past month and I'm working them very hard for daily and development use.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 02:07:15 AM »
I REALLY need to be part of this conversation, but am at work right now.
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Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 03:00:13 AM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;645732
I've been using the Haiku nightlies for a while now, both in vmware and on an i7 PC and they both have very good uptime.

The "stable" release isn't.  Right now the nightlies are for what will be the next stable release.

I've had maybe two crashes in the past month and I'm working them very hard for daily and development use.


This is a Be Inc. mirror site.
http://testou.free.fr/www.beatjapan.org/mirror/www.be.com/
This site has a lot of good info.
I am not for sure what BeOS 5 will work on today. I cold not get it to work on Virtual Box. I guess I did not try hard enough.

I forget about the nightlies, I will have to check them out.

@XDelusion
Hey get back to work! :-D
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 03:30:11 AM »
I'm not sure what you want to accomplish, but unless it's a retro thing, Haiku is IMHO on par with BeOS and runs on new hardware.

I don't have GPU accelerated 3D working, but it's of little use to me ATM.

A few default preferences that drove me nuts that you may want to change:

  • Keymap shortcut setting for Ctrl instead of Alt key on shortcuts. (ctrl-C, etc) Haiku defaults to Alt, but I like Windows/Linux mode.
  • The mouse setting so that the first click both focuses and sends button events. (Otherwise you click on a background window close button and it only focuses the window)
  • Tracker preferences for Show folder location, Single window navigation and show navigator.


After those it's pretty nice.

It's still a love it or hate it look though and the other themes aren't complete.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 04:57:13 AM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;645751
I'm not sure what you want to accomplish, but unless it's a retro thing, Haiku is IMHO on par with BeOS and runs on new hardware.

I don't have GPU accelerated 3D working, but it's of little use to me ATM.

A few default preferences that drove me nuts that you may want to change:

  • Keymap shortcut setting for Ctrl instead of Alt key on shortcuts. (ctrl-C, etc) Haiku defaults to Alt, but I like Windows/Linux mode.
  • The mouse setting so that the first click both focuses and sends button events. (Otherwise you click on a background window close button and it only focuses the window)
  • Tracker preferences for Show folder location, Single window navigation and show navigator.

After those it's pretty nice.

It's still a love it or hate it look though and the other themes aren't complete.

I did not know Haiku was that far along. I will have to get a Nightly ISO some day.
I don't have much more though work with other than my AMD AM3 machine and V.Box.
edit:

I did find out these PIII 800's will work fine. I would like to get 3D up and going to play some Quake.
It is is not like I can not run it anywhere else.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 05:36:37 AM by trekiej »
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Offline LamboJay

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 07:22:50 PM »
Anyone tried using Haiku with Hyper-V on windows server 2008? I got it to boot but it hangs as soon as the install app or desktop appear.
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 07:36:30 PM »
I haven't tried it, but I would make sure that you haven't enabled Enlightened I/O.  Haiku won't have a clue how to deal with that, better to fully emulate all devices.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 10:51:17 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;645912
I haven't tried it, but I would make sure that you haven't enabled Enlightened I/O.  Haiku won't have a clue how to deal with that, better to fully emulate all devices.


I will have to study up on that.
Also, are you good at Grub?
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: BeOS 5.0 Pro.
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 11:03:00 PM »
Grub?  I love eating good grub ;)

Somewhat, it depends on what you need.