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Re: kfreebsd-amd64 base system ready

Hi again,

I've built CD installer images for kfreebsd-amd64.  You can install it normaly
as a standalone system now.

Check them out at:


The boot sequence is not as mature as in kfreebsd-i386 yet (fsck and ifup
segfault), but you should have no trouble in setting up network manualy or
via dhclient.

As for the packages, thanks to Aurelien Jarno's porting/buildd efforts, we have
a resonably complete set now (a few more than hurd-i386 at the moment):



On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 05:00:28PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi!
> For those who want to play with it, there's a Debian GNU/kFreeBSD system for
> amd64 now:
>   http://io.debian.net/~rmh/amd64/
> Its stage is very preliminar and only useful for developers.  Instructions:
>   - Install FreeBSD 6.0 for amd64, and setup network.
>   - Extract /boot/kernel from kfreebsd-image-6.0-1-amd64-generic, and use it to
>   replace the stock kernel from FreeBSD.
>   - Get base.tgz and extract it somewhere.
>   - Mount /dev (devfs) and /proc (linprocfs).
>   - chroot and run /native-install.
>   - Get /etc/passwd and /etc/group from a sane Debian system and copy them over
>     (/etc/shadow is NOT needed).
>   - Done.  You should be able to install things via apt-get now.
> This is due to Petr Salinger who did all the actual work of porting Glibc and
> debugging it.  Thanks a lot!
> -- 
> Robert Millan

Robert Millan

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