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Re: Installing Debian GNU/Hurd in qemu/kvm using the Debian Installer (f


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Installing Debian GNU/Hurd in qemu/kvm using the Debian Installer (first draft)
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:38:37 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

address@hidden, le Tue 29 Mar 2011 17:50:53 +0200, a écrit :
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:46:36AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Svante Signell, le Wed 23 Mar 2011 10:27:31 +0100, a écrit :
> 
> > > Note: add -no-kvm-irqchip if you have problems with kvm.
> > 
> > It's not really "if", it is "you will have problems if you don't add
> > it"
> 
> ... unless running an old enough or new enough Linux, which doesn't have
> the bug.

Yes. But knowing whether you're having the issue can be tricky: the boot
may work fine and it's only when actually doing work that you have the
issue.

> > > Install GRUB bootloader on MBR: Yes
> > 
> > Depends on the mileage of the user.
> 
> Err... Why would anyone chose not to install it in the MBR of the qemu
> image?

In that case, right.

> > That should be merged into the main GNU Hurd wiki's page about qemu:
> [...]
> > That should be merged into the existing
> > www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
> [...]
> > That should be merged into the main GNU/Hurd wiki.
> [...]
> > Again, to be merged into the main GNU/Hurd wiki qemu page.
> [...]
> > To be merged into hurd-install.
> [...]
> > To be merged into the qemu page you mention here, actually :)
> [...]
> > To be merged into hurd-install.
> [...]
> > Likewise.
> [...]
> > Likewise.
> 
> While any missing/outdated information should clearly be fixed in these
> pages, I think it becomes pretty clear that expecting a user to extract
> all necessary information from these various pages, and finding the
> right intersection, is not a good idea, and thus the combined guide is
> still useful.

Ok, but then someone please promise that he'll keep everything up to
date on the long term, because that has never been done.

Samuel



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