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Re: Where to run the Hurd

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Where to run the Hurd
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 22:24:58 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 03:07:53PM +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 01:12:40PM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> > I put much hope into my old box, but I forgot that it had some weird
> > software RAID stuff embedded into the motherboard, which I cannot turn
> > off. When I tried to install Debian Hurd on this box, the installation
> > system could not detect my hard drives at all.
> The installation system is an old Linux 2.2 (?) one, but if that one has
> problems detecting your HDs, then GNU Mach likely also will have.  To
> check that, you could simply boot a GNU Mach kernel on it (just the
> kernel, nothing else) and have a look at the kernel messages.  Perhaps
> we're lucky.

I tried to boot GNU Mach and got the following:

, <0x100000:0x19c0b4:0x0>, <0x29d00:0xe3ac:0x25c48>, shtab=0x2d12f8Starting up
GNU Mach 1.3.99
AT386 boot: physical memory from 0x0 to 0x1fff0000
pcibios_init : BIOS32 Service Directory structure at 0xfdb20
pcibios_init : BIOS32 Service Directory entry at 0xfdb30
pcibios_init : PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb51
Probing PCI hardware.

Here it stops. Is this good or bad? :-) Looks like not too good, since
probing PCI hardware hangs somewhere.


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