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Posted on 07-08-2002 06:18 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Bill Marshall

Hello Bill:

Just curious...I'm assuming you downloaded the tarball recently from a
site catering to BeOS fans? Rather than from Be Inc before they bit the

Is this image one that runs as a filesystem under Linux--as opposed to
one that can be run in a separate partition and dual-booted?

When Be Inc was still in business they offered images that ran as
filesystems under both *nix and Win98, as well as other images that had
to be installed in a separate partition and dual-booted.

QNX does the same thing, and I still feel a separate partition is the
way to go.

Please repost the URL of the site you downloaded from and I will have a

Good Luck,

dr oneill wrote:

>Date: Mon Jul 8 13:49:41 EDT 2002
>Name: Bill Marshall
>Subject: BeOS
>I guess I got a faulty download cause it never worked no matter what I did.
>Mark here is the readme file just so you can look it over.
>BeOS Personal Edition for Linux
>To boot the Personal Edition partition image, place it at in a
>directory called 'beos' at any root point on a ext2 partition. ex,
>/beos/, or if you have /home on a seperate partition,
>it could be placed at /home/beos/
>Then create a boot floppy from floppy.img, and reboot!
>(try dd if=floppy.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 conv=sync; sync )
>This configuration is provided for your enjoyment, and is NOT supported by
>Be, Inc.
>Please don't ask us for help and support on making this work.
>I'm giving up for now, It's too hot for this frustration :((

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