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Re: Success on installing Hurd

On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 02:24:46AM +0300, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:
> "Nuno Emanuel F. Carvalho" <nemanuel@student.dei.uc.pt> writes:
> > I already searched for "mbr" package on "Contents-hurd-i386.gz" and didn't found
> > such package.
> > Where could I found it ?
> Use the version in binary-i386/base.  The i386 vs. hurd-i386
> difference doesn't matter since the code gets loaded before the
> operating system.  "dpkg --force-architecture" should do the job.

Yes, a seperate Hurd version is not strictly needed, but we don't have this
fine graduation in the archive (yet?).
> After installing the package, you need to get /boot/mbr.b in
> the MBR.  I can't remember how I did that;

This will work:

dd if=/boot/mbr.b of=$disk bs=444 count=1

> I suppose the package could easily be compiled for hurd-i386.

I think so. The autobuilder will catch this when I have prepared it (sorry
for the horrible delay with this beast).


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