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Re: Hurd features (continued)


From: Shams
Subject: Re: Hurd features (continued)
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 23:53:38 +1300

I have got just one hard disk  on my machine and its a SATA.
So I assume installing Hurd on it will be a problem for me?

My cpu is also an Intel EMT64.
So I assume installing Hurd on it will be a problem for me?

Would qemu solve these (above) problems for me?

Thanks
Shams

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> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 07:55:33PM +1300, Shams wrote:
>
>> 1. With ext2 for Hurd what is the minimum and maximum partition size
>> that Hurd can make use of or is restricted to?
>
> If you use the Debian package, there is no special restriction. Note
> however that the patch for supporting partitions > 2 GiB is still not in
> upstream CVS, in case you want to compile Hurd yourself.
>
> Also note that for partitions < 512 MiB, you'll have to explicitely
> force the block size to be 4096 Bytes. (For larger partitions, it's the
> default setting.)
>
>> I mean for my Hurd installations is there a guide for
>> hardware/software requirements guide somewhere?
>
> Not that I know of.
>
> There are some know pitfalls though: No SATA; no shared IRQs for devices
> that gnumach has drivers for (for unknown devices, it doesn't matter);
> no IRQs above 15; and most AMD 64 bit machines do not seem to work,
> though the reasons are not known. (No idea about Intel's variant.)
>
> In general, Pentium3-class machines tend to work best; with anything
> newer, you can easily run into trouble... (gnumach mostly uses drivers
> from Linux 2.0.)
>
>> 2. In the MBR the partition type for ext2 is partition type 0x83, do
>> you know what this is for the Guid Partition Table (GPT)?
>
> No idea.
>
>> Is the Hurd partitition types shared with the ones for Linux
>
> Yes. Same filesystem, so same partition type. Note however that you need
> to set the filesystem "owner" to "hurd".
>
>> and is this I think going to happen for some time to come?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
>
> No idea what you mean.
>
>> 3. I assume that if I want to develop Mach/Hurd and related
>> translators etc, I will have to do this on Linux first and then create
>> an ISO image to install into the required partition?
>
> Why would you do that? The Hurd has been self-hosting for more than a
> decade.
>
> Just try installing the Debian GNU/Hurd distribution, see
>
>   http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/
>
>> 4. Are you actively involved in developing for Hurd at the moment?
>
> Strage to ask such a question on a mailing list -- who are you referring
> to? Everyone here? Some specific person?
>
> If you mean me: Well, marginally.
>
> -antrik- 







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