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Re: Installation of Debian GNU/Hurd

From: Patrik Olsson
Subject: Re: Installation of Debian GNU/Hurd
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 15:35:16 +0200

On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 16:09 +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> > > My understanding of
> > > your idea which I derived from your first E-mail doesn't suggest the
> > > necessity of cross-compiling the Hurd.  On the other hand, installing
> > > the Debian version usually works well in QEMU (I can also tell that
> > > from my personal experience.)
> > 
> > Not for me though. It does not seem to install GRUB so I cannot boot the
> > system. I downloaded a GRUB image (0.97), and boot with "-boot a -fda
> > grub.img". I execute the following commands on the GRUB prompt:
> I'm not sure what the problem is, but the 0.97 GRUB image fails to
> work not only for you.  I'm using 0.94 and I gave a person that image
> once and it worked, so I attach it to this E-mail.  I hope it will
> work for you, too.

I read this guide instead [1] and with a few more GRUB commands, I got
it booting. However, now it fails on native-install. I sent a mail to
the debian-hurd mailing list about this [2].

[1] http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2010/04/msg00008.html

Thanks for that GRUB image. It didn't fix my current problem, but at
least I don't have to write all that GRUB magic manually anymore. :-)


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