Re: Hurd installation CD
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From: "Marcus Brinkmann" <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
To: "Philip Charles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "debian-hurd mailing list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Hurd installation CD
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 11:39:50AM +0000, Philip Charles wrote:
> > The Hurd .deb packages from gnu.org will be the default packages
> > to dselect. I am proposing to include the Hurd .deb packages from
> > debian.org as a separate file system. Has anyone got any better ideas?
> Uh, gnu.org only contains some unofficial updates, a tetsing field if you
> want. You can include them, but as I saud, they are only an addition, not
> replacement for debian.org.
> > I am also intending to use the latest tarball and Grub. Are their any
> > reasons not to do this?
> Yes. You should wait for the next update, which I will do tomorrow latest
> (maybe in a couple of hours). There is a bug in gnumach which leads to
> crashes, and I want streamdev in the Hurd package (for /dev/kmsg, so
> can report the boot message).
Perhaps even hold off for a few days on the new tarball to be sure it is
quite stable before creating the iso image.
> > There is one problem. I not able to create /dev/hd1 and mount the cdrom
> > onto it. This has to be done after running native-install and before
> > other packages are installed. Could someone give me some advice please,
> > or better still write something I can include in the documentation.
> After running native-install the second time, you need to reboot. Then:
> cd /dev
> ./MAKEDEV hd1
> settrans /cdrom /hurd/isofs /dev/hd1
> > A number of cosmetic modifications have been made to messages and the
> > main installation menu, but there are more that can be made. These will
> > require some serious rewriting so I am not going to break my neck over
> > them.
> > The release date should be the middle of next week. I will doing some
> > serious negotiation locally to see if I can get the images on a Dunedin
> > site.
> I am sorry that the images you sent me are not available yet. It's more
> difficult for me than expected to get them out of the door.
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