Idiot's guide (was Re: Help Getting Started)
> First - Understand Hurd partition names
> Second - Make a partition
:) Not a total rewrite then!
> Third - Get that Hurd!
> Needs to be changed. Installation is now easier. Mention also that you can
> install my gnu-19990104 OVER your gnu-0.2 distribution (with some luck).
Probably easier to mke2fs again, having taken some backups. That's what
> Fourth - Prepare the Hurd for your system
> * In the first line, change /hurd/ufs.static to /hurd/ext2fs.static.
> This defines the correct root filesystem type.
> * In the last line, replace /dev/sd0b with the Hurd name of your swap partition (see
> above). If you really don't want a swap partition, then comment this line out (put a #
> at the beginning of the line).
> Commented out by default now.
Does hurd not use swap ATM?
> Then edit /hurd/etc/fstab as follows:
> In my distribution, this file is not there at all. Please explain how to to
> create the file from scratch.
OK - I'll provide an example for people to download.
> This has changed! The script is now called "native-install", and does some
> other things too. If you use my tar file, you need even less than
> "native-install", then the original SETUP does work (or you remove some
> lines from native-install). Let me know if you need a copy of a good script.
OK - I've got native-install
> Obsolete! It is now in the tar file. No need to reboot so often.
> Not necessary anymore.
> Next, you need to set up the network:
> settrans /servers/socket/inet \
> /hurd/pfinet --interface=eth0 --address=NN.NN.NN.NN \
> --gateway=GG.GG.GG.GG --netmask=MM.MM.MM.MM
> I am not sure. This should be "servers/socket/2" and inet is a link to it
> (the link is installed inmy tar file and via the scripts).
OK - I'll try settrans /servers/socket/2 and see what happens...
> Obsolete. Done in my scripts, or in the Debian package timezone.
I'll include where in cross-install to set this.
> I don't know what you are talking about here. Debian packages ship with
> libcrypt, and this is not covered by US export restrictions. This point is
The gnu-0.2. had a missing/defective one (the one I downloaded anyway)
> obsolete. The other point, about the passwd and group file is obsolete, too.
> Debian uses it's own files (with reserved uid and gid's). Don't copy any
> file, they have to match the Debian conventions.
If you have a debian Linux box, then it works. I tried it :)
> Completely obsolete, as a proper file is in the Debian package. You don't
> need to change to "files", too, "compat" works just fine.
> I hope this has been helpful. I'm sorry it's so long, but I've tried to
> make everything simple by explaining everything step by step.
> This needs a change, too. After you have removced the obsolete parts, the
> instructions will be quite short. :)
> Isn't it great that installation becomes so much easier using the Debian
Indeed. I've added a mention about the three mailing lists.
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