Has anybody made any progress with either of the BeIA images?
I've got be.img running on my IA-1, albeit with no USB ethernet. My ham-fisted attempts to mount the BeIA filesystem image have been futile.
I did run fdisk on be.img and it showed a normal looking partition (/dev/hde1 identified as a BeOS FS partition). I tried to 'dd' /dev/hde1 into an image.be file and then load it with loadbeos.com, but the BeOS loader couldn't find any bootable volumes.
I *did* make an interesting discovery while playing around with BeIA on the IA-1. I tried entering a few test URLS and made the following discoveries:
... results in an all-white blank page, but interestingly gives no error message
file:/// (same thing)
... results in "The local file /boot/beos/bin/apps/StyledEdit could not be shown because the following problem ocurred: Invalid argument"
(I got the application/x-vnd MIME type from poring through a hex dump of be.img--it showed up a LOT)
The browser also seems to take beos:// URLs. I'm not sure what a beos:// URL does, but if you try beos:///, you get the following error message:
no "signature" parameter was supplied
If you go into Favorites, then click on the notepad next to Minitel, you get a URL of beos:///?signature=application/x-minitel. If you open that URL, you get the minitel program.
I've tried many variations on this (e.g. signature=application/x-StyledEdit, signature=text/plain, etc. No real breakthroughs though...
I keep hoping there's some magical URL that will open up a text editor.
Maybe there's a way to trick the built-in browser to execute arbitrary code? If only it were IE...
I haven't found any other interesting signature parameters--I keep hoping there's a magical one that might open up a text editor or something else that would let you fiddle with the system.