Re: kfreebsd-amd64 base system ready
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
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:
> For those who want to play with it, there's a Debian GNU/kFreeBSD system for
> amd64 now:
> 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