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Re: System requirements

On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 11:08:24PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 12:33:05PM -0800, Ian Main wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 07:29:36PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 09:00:21PM -0500, Allover Stripes wrote:
> > > > * Will it run in 8 megs of RAM?
> > > 
> > > Make sure you have a swap partition if you want to do something useful
> > > (beside looking at the prompt and whispering *ah, it runs* :)
> > 
> > I think it's worth mentioning that you need to edit boot/servers.boot script
> > (in your hurd partition.. you can do that from in linux) to setup the swap..
> > It took me a fair while to figure this out ;-)
> > 
> > It should be mentioned in the install docs too me thinks.
> native-install says:
> echo If you have a swap partition, please edit /boot/servers.boot to
> echo use it.
> after installation completes.
> and the easy guide has something, too, I think.

The easy guide (at http://pick.sel.cam.ac.uk/~mcv21/hurd.html) says:

	You may make a swap partition too if you wish, or use your Linux one
	(in which case you need to modify your boot scripts, but I have no
	idea which ones to change).

And that's the end of that :)

I would not mind writing text for this if the author is not up to it.

> > I was having unhandled page faults (unrecoverable) when I didn't have a swap
> > partition.. since I set that up it seems to be working a bit better, but my
> > translators keep dying on me now.. gonna try reinstalling again ;-)
> Great to hear that it is now working more reliable! Which translator is
> dying on you? exec or file system?
> Thanks,
> Marcus

The ext2fs translator.  I tried both ext2.static and plain ext2 (or whatever
they are exactly called).  As soon as I cd into the dir it dies with a 'translator
died' error message and I'm put back to my previous dir.  I'm using settrans
just like in the easy install doc.

Also, is there a /proc translator I should have setup ?  I see errors from
several programs about no /proc.



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