please explain in layman terms ...
I need to know if grub can/will boot Debian/gnu/hurd.
Is there any sample code/how to specific to compiling grub for this.
1 hard-drive only
dos (fat16)/primary-partition 1
windows (fat32)/primary-partition 2
Debian/gnu/hurd (mach???)/primary-partition 3
Swapfile(Swap???mach) /primary-partition 4
Ps: what do i need to compile grub for the hurd and which host env to
a) Debian/gnu/hurd partitioning appears obscure,therefore which/what is the
host envirement used,mach i assume,but how do i fdisk,set up a mach
partition,which is mach,or is mach really linux 83,please explain.
3/.I assume because the hurd uses a mach microkernel i could also switch
micro-kernels in the root area/configure to boot another os on the same
partition via loop process,like linux,or could you explain the
kernel/principle as this appears to be a way to use the oskit multiboot
kernels / micro kernels to run more than one os in same partition,or am
i wrong.I tried reading cs.utag.edu info and debian info and mach info
as i'm new to all this i need a layman to generalize/explain/simplify
4/.I know the mach micro-kernel used is a multi-server base as opposed to
current linux kernel which appear single server,does this mean this
mico-kernel runs more than one server on one computer system per se.
How does the oskit mach multiboot kernel differ and/or can this also be
used,how and in what case situation for example.
5/Does debian/gnu/hurd run linux programs and how does it manage linux
ext2 overall,and does anything linux need to be in a seperate partition
or directory etc.
Thanks(in advance) / (excuse my ignorance/newbie/making the shift from