Re: Installation experiences
On Tue, Feb 23, 1999 at 02:15:22PM +0200, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:
> The comments in the cross-install script were unclear about which
> perl packages are needed. I then decided to download just
> perl-base, since it was so much smaller. Apparently this was the
> wrong choice, as install-info needed ENOENT from POSIX.pm which
> was not included. I was able to hack around that, but couldn't
> POSIX.pm be moved to perl-base?
I will clarify the comment.
# perl-base_5.00404, perl
really means you need both, perl and perl-base.
POSIX.pm will _not_ be moved to perl-base, because the whole idea of
perl-base is to have a small minimal perl which fits on the boot disk.
The right solution is to fix install-info and dpkg-divert (IIRC) not to need
ENOENT at all. Patches are welcome (not just hacks, we need to make IanJ
> GNUmach crashes on boot if I reboot the computer without pressing
> Reset. Everything goes well until it should detect the network
> card (an ISA NE2000 clone), then it just stops. The GNUmach
> image from the gnu-0.2 binary does this too. Linux doesn't.
I had problems with my network card until I removed it. I have a cheap ISA
> The ext2fs server was unable to mount my 3-gigabyte GNU/Linux
> partition. What is the maximum size and will this be fixed?
Currently, there is about a 1 GB limit. Certainly this will be fixed, but
there is no one who I know currently working on it.
> Because of BIOS problems with the 4.3GB IDE disk, I have a
> separate partition for /boot. In it, I have subdirectories grub/
> and linux/ for GRUB files and Linux images. It would be nice if
> Hurd's /boot/gnumach and /boot/serverboot were moved to
> /boot/hurd/. /boot/servers.boot could be in /etc/.
/boot/hurd is sort of redundant, because your configuration is pretty
unusual. You can help yourself by setting grub options correctly.
title= hurd (hd2s1 multi-user)
root= (hd0,0) # SET /boot PART. HERE
kernel= /boot/hurd/gnumach root=hd2s1 # but real Hurd part. here
module= /boot/hurd/serverboot # I am not sure about this, though.
> The /info/dir file installed by base-files.postinst refers to
> "Debian Linux".
Bug reported. Thanks.
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