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Re: Report of the first try

On Thu, Mar 04, 1999 at 10:03:38PM +0100, Mauro Mazzieri wrote:
> First, I got all the packages needed (and it took lots of time, I've
> only a slow dialup connection).
> Following the idiot's guide, there are some problems:
> 1) cross-install need the name of the Hurd partition mount point;

I think this is a problem in the Guide. Matthew, have you updated a fixed
version with my corrections lately?

> 2) syntax error: a missing ";" in line 124; solved.

That's an old version. You should definitely get 1.4, which is on

BTW: When sending reports like this, always include version number and
probably a "diff -u oldfile newfile". Line numbers don't tell me much
because cross-install changes a lot.

> Now, the problem; the guide says: reboot with the GRUB floppy in the
> drive. But, where do I find the GRUB floppy image?

alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/boot, IIRC. You can also try ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/hurd
and then some subdirectory. Note that you just have to "dd if=file
of=/dev/fd0 bs=512" your floppy image to a floppy disk.


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