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BeOS Support Guides

 

Some topics require more in-depth coverage than a simple question and answer format in the Be FAQs section. For those topics, we are writing more detailed troubleshooting guides, in-depth descriptions, and exhaustive (well, we try) charts.

Of course, writing these guides takes time. We're working on more, but if you think we should be covering something that isn't listed here, please send us your suggestions at webmaster@be.com. (Please note that topics related to developing on the BeOS are addressed in the Developer Library.) Thanks!

This page was last updated on December 15, 1998.


  • Booting the BeOS on a Hitachi FLORA Prius 330J -- Intel, last updated January 22nd, 1998

    There are three ways to boot the BeOS on your new Hitachi FLORA Prius 330J. (If you are unable to launch or "see" the BeOS on your new FLORA Prius 330J, don't worry, it is not broken!) The BeOS is bundled with the machine and is already pre-installed on the hard drive. As shipped from the factory, your FLORA Prius will NOT boot the BeOS until you do one or more of the following.

  • BeOS Ready Systems -- Intel, last updated December 11, 1998

    This document gives detailed information about the minimum hardware requirements for running the BeOS on the Intel Architecture platform. If you want to know if your Intel system can run the BeOS, this is the place to look.

  • BeOS Ready Systems -- PowerPC, last updated November 11, 1998

    This document gives detailed information about the minimum hardware requirements for running the BeOS on the PowerPC platform. If you want to know if your PowerPC system can run the BeOS, this is the place to look.

  • BeOS Probably Compatible List -- Intel, last updated August 20, 1998

    This document lists basic configuration and compatibility information for systems which, while not tested by Be, are reported to work with the BeOS.

  • PPP Troubleshooting Guide, last updated November 9, 1998

    Having difficulty getting PPP to work on your BeOS system? This troubleshooting guide will help you work through the problem, helping you determine the exact cause of the problem and the appropriate solution.

  • Installing Bootman, the BeOS Boot Manager, last updated December 15, 1998

    This document describes the operating systems boot manager which comes with BeOS Release 4 for Intel Architecture. It explains how to install Bootman, which allows you to choose which OS to boot when you turn your computer on.

  • Ming Specials, last updated December 3, 1998.

    Because the world of PC hardware is complex, we have a collection of example Intel Architecture systems that run the BeOS. If you're looking to buy a new BeOS Ready PC, check these systems (and their prices!) out.

  • BeOS Boot Loader Limitations, last updated December 4, 1998

    This document describes some limitations of the BeOS Release 3 boot loader, and workarounds for the most common problems. The bootloader in BeOS Release 4 is free of the problems described here.

  • BeOS Resources, last updated November 22, 1997

    A guide to the various informational resources available on the Be web site related to the using the BeOS. While it currently covers the Preview Release 2, and consequently is a little dated, it's still useful.


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