I just installed Haiku on my Windows 7 laptop, and I don't know how to create a boot menu. I had BeOS running a few years ago, and that came with one built-in. I know my way around computers enough to mess around with partitions and whatnot, but my recent Googling has made me believe that boot menu stuff is over my head. Is there a simple solution, or can somebody walk me through the process so I don't have to boot from the CD?
There is a thread over on the Haiku forums about this.
They suggest using the bootman tool to create the boot menu, simply type bootman into the Console and follow the instructions.
Quoted straight from the forum, posted by Denise Purple:
Well, you could get a copy of a linux distribution and begin the installation but only install the bootloader, GRUB.
You'd have to know which partitions you need for what OS though. Make sure you thoroughly read the docs for whatever you're downloading so that you can stop the install process before installing the OS.
Let us know if you want more details with a particular distribution.