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


From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: Installing Debian GNU/Hurd in qemu/kvm using the Debian Installer (first draft)
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:46:02 +0200

On Tue, 2011-03-29 at 23:38 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> 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.

Added a remark on kernels 2.6.37 and 2.6.38.

> > > > 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.

So we should recommend this for qemu?

> > > 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 While any missing/outdated information should clearly be fixed in these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.

Make up your minds, one writeup or spread to several pages? As you know
I've made some changes to the GNU running/qemu page (not yet published),
and am about to add some stuff to the Debian hurd-install file obtained
from Samuel. 

You can never be sure of long term commitments from people, peoples time
is limited, and priorities have to be made in life. If somebody no
longer have time or interest to make updates, somebody else has to take
over.




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