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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, 23 Mar 2011 11:15:21 +0100

On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 10:46 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, le Wed 23 Mar 2011 10:27:31 +0100, a écrit :
> > Step 1: Installation of qemu
> > =============================
> That should be merged into the main GNU Hurd wiki's page about qemu:
> ./hurd/running/qemu.mdwn

OK, I'll try to do this but it will take some time. I don't even know
what a .mdwn page is. Why not plain .html?

> > Starting qemu/qemu-kvm:
> > kvm -m 1024 -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user -hda hurd-install.kvm -cdrom 
> > mini-20110308.iso  boot order=dc
> > 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"

I have not seen this problem on any of my boxes: One using kvm_intel
the other using kvm_amd. Which version of of kvm is problematic?

> > During reboot the following is displayed (reason unknown, would not
> > cause any problems though): 
> > /hurd/init: Crashing system; essential task auth died
> > init: notifying ext2fs /dev of shutdown: notifying pfinet ... notifying 
> > ext2fs gunzip:device:rd0 of shutdown (reboot after a timeout)
> That one is fixed in the latest image.

Good to hear!

> > After reboot: Choose to boot from hard disk!
> Not needed if you didn't specify to boot from cdrom in the qemu command
> line.

Yes, but during first boot you need to specify the cdrom, and rebooting
does not change that, cdrom option is still available in the boot menu.

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