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Re: Trying hurd


> at last I've installed the hurd properly (thanks to who helped me). But I
> would like to comment/ask some things:

Okay ! I'll answer those I can:

> - The keyboard doesn't works properly (I'm spanish). What I have to do?
> - I can't see latin1 characters.
> - I can't see colors; why ? (ls --color doesn't work and escape secuences
> too).

The mach console is not very well developed yet. If you telnet to your
Hurd machine in e.g. xterm you can see colours etc, but not on the

> - When will be ready boot disks for installation?

Who knows? This doesn't seem to be a priority as most people run some
other OS besides the Hurd that they can install from.

> - Are there several consoles as in linux, with alt+f1, alt+f2... ?


> - df doesn't works. (I think it says that it can't read filesystems
> information).

I have the same problem.

> - If I want to compile my own kernel, can I do it under linux?

Yes, but setting up a cross-compilation environment is not worth the
trouble, as Marcus told me earlier and yet I decided to discover it from
experience :) On the other hand, recompiling GNUMach under the Hurd is
pretty easy.

Best of luck with the Hurd,


Pontus Lidman, pontus@mathcore.com, Development & support manager
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