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Re: Success on installing Hurd

Hi folks,
  I found the "mbr" deb at the uk.debian.org ftp site in potato.  I
would imagine it is in the other debian potato ftp sites as well.  What
are the benefits of installing "mbr"?  I'm getting prepared to install
the Hurd with the cross-install from Debian GNU/linux and haven't
removed lilo yet so now would be the most opportune time to install
"mbr", if it is useful.  Will it mess with the partitions I already
have?  I would prefer not losing anything that already is there.


Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> 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).
> Thanks,
> Marcus
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