Re: Hurd boot problems
> Try adding more swap. That usually solves most zalloc panics.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 1767 1948086 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 1768 2653 976815 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb3 2654 3840 1308667+ 83 Linux
I increased swap to 1 gb. I reinstalled Hurd, since I broke it real good. It
went smooth. I ran '/cdrom/upgrade/install.sh' and that went fine. I
'settrans -gf /cdrom' afterwards per the "Cook Book." I 'mount /cdrom'
again and '/cdrom/upgrade/gui.sh' answer questions and 'settrans -gf /cdrom'.
'startx' failed for numerous reasons and the box froze. I reset the box and
tried again as regular user, "permission denied" and to that I haven't
figured out where to set my permissions. I tried 'startx' as root again and
it failed with numerous reasons and froze. So, I reset the box and begin
research in the console mode. I 'apt-get install lynx-cur' and that works
real nice. 'lynx' sends me to debian. I begin searching archives.
Subscribe to debian-users list, probably a better place to submit my silly
questions than here ;-) and then I try and pine my way to a confirmation
letter from the debian users list, and since pine no bash I 'apt-get install
pine' and the package was not available. I then 'man mail' to learn what
client I should use to fetch my mail, and the machine grinds to a screaching
halt! Enter the error: Panic: zalloc ipc ports exhausted. What am I doing
wrong? Sorry, about the excessive verbage. I just wanted to describe the
things I had done prior to the error. After the panic the machine rebooted
itself, but I came to my linux installation to ask for help, so I don't know
the extent of the damage. I am gonna try and reboot the Hurd now.