Haiku OS Makes Progress In Booting With UEFI

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 17 December 2016 at 07:45 AM EST. 2 Comments
The BeOS-compatible Haiku operating system continues working on a big feature not present during the original BeOS days: UEFI.

A few weeks back we wrote about Haiku OS working on UEFI support and in the time since they've made steady progress on supporting this standard. Haiku with QEMU can now boot all the way to the desktop using UEFI. But when it comes to using real hardware, such as a MacBook Air, Haiku can boot with UEFI but then freezes when hitting the desktop. But before they can figure out that situation, they need to add serial debugging support to be able to figure out what's happening.

In addition to serial debugging support, they are also planning to expand the disk system support and other enhancements to its UEFI support. They are optimistic they may have UEFI booting in working shape for their upcoming OS beta release.

A video of Haiku OS booting so far on the MacBook Air. Video by Haiku OS developer Jessica Hamilton.

More details at Haiku-OS.org.
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