First-time Hurd installation: booting fails
I didn't get all that far in the installation. I created a small
Linux partition, a 127MB swap partition and a 1.7 GB Hurd partition on
my HDD. Installed Debian (hamm) on the small partition. Did a
"mke2fs -o hurd /dev/hda3", and mounted the partition as /hurd. Did a
"mkswap /dev/hda2". Unpacked the tarball (gnu-19990907.tar.gz) in
Got a mostly empty /dev directory, it only had a MAKEDEV script.
Tried to execute that script from Linux, no go (was missing settrans).
Proceeded to boot from the GRUB floppy. Entered:
kernel=/boot/gnumach.gz root=hd1s3 -s
The system came up and checked its hardware. Got as far as COM0 and
COM1 ports. But then:
panic: cannot load user-bootstrap image: error code 6000
Hit `?' at that point. Got:
Kernel page fault at address 0x0, eip=0x11a932
Kernel Page fault trap, eip=0x11a932
Kernel trap, type 14, code 0
Dump of i386_saved_state, 002a2de8
EAX 002a55ac EBX 002a55ac ECX 000000 EDX 002a55ac
Notes: I mostly followed the `easy guide'. The easy guide could be
changed to reflect that gnumach and serverboot are now gzipped. Also,
the easy guide contains a section on creating device files, but the
instructions are not enlightening:
Then you have to recreate the device files, due to a bug in the
ln -s ../sbin/MAKEDEV /gnu/dev/MAKEDEV
Well, I used /hurd rather than /gnu. But /hurd/sbin/MAKEDEV and
/hurd/dev/MAKEDEV were equal. So I didn't think symlinking would be
necessary. And the above commands do not recreate the device files
themselves, they just provide for a working (?) MAKEDEV script.
Something must be wrong, here.
Another note on the easy guide: tell us to edit /gnu/boot/servers.boot
to specify the swap partition. There was something on this list that
the Hurd fails when run without a swap partition...
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