Re: HURD installation and checkout from gnu-19990104.tar.gz
On Sun, Mar 07, 1999 at 08:10:20PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Most probably because your file system was not cleanly unmounted. Please run
> e2fsck (from Linux).
This fixes it.
I reinstalled the HURD from scratch just now.
> Probably the Linux partition is too big. Currently, there is a bug so Hurd
> can't process partitions > approx 1 GB.
This is the case (3.2 GB).
> Hehe. Recursive mounting :) I don't know if this can be checked. Probably
> it should. You could file a bug report against the Hurd package (or I can do
> that if you are not familiar with the BTS).
I'll do this.
> > Upgrading the "essential" packages to the latest versions as of this date
> > (March 7th) does not cure any of the above ills and makes login no longer
> > recognize passwords as valid.
> Do NOT install the login package. Do not install other base packages than
> the ones in the tar file, if you don't know what you do. Reinstall hurd to
> fix the login problem.
I have the login problem narrowed down -- installing gnumach 1.1.90-2
and hurd 19990212-2 makes login not recognize the passwords.
A few other things I just ran into:
On boot, /libexec/rc complains about /sbin/syslogd and /sbin/inetd not
being there -- I'm assuming this is because they're part of packages
marked essential that are not on the system.
Perl-base is marked as "essential" in cross-install and yet is not installed
in the tarball.
Oddly enough, hitting control-alt-delete at the login> prompt freezes up
These aren't really installation problems, though. Shall I just start
filing bug reports, assuming any of these aren't filed already?
(I've tried installing the HURD from packages on ftp.debian.org
and "cross-install" ala the Guide and ran into various problems,
but I don't have them summarized yet.)
* Gavin Lewis email@example.com *