BeOS or Haiku on a MacBook Air...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by WardC, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Has anybody tried installing BeOS or Haiku on a MacBook Air? I believe it can be done but I have never heard of anybody that has tried it. I would like to try running BeOS on my MacBook Air once I get it, it's one of my favorite operating systems. I own a copy of BeOS 4.5 for Intel and PowerPC, but the intel install requires both the CD-ROM and a floppy disk to install.

    Maybe Haiku is the only way to get something like BeOS installed on a modern intel-based machine. I guess I would need to download the CD image and burn it to a disc, and then install it to a partition from a SuperDrive.
  2. dimension6 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    I wouldn't recommend this. BeOS 4.5 doesn't support modern hardware, and Haiku is an alpha OS. You should run it in either VMware Fusion or Virtualbox (free). Haiku works pretty well in a virtual machine, actually.

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