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help reqd installing hurd on i386!


	I have a problem installing hurd on my PIII box running Debian
GNU/Linux2.2.  I installed hurd using both the debs (with cross
install) and with the tarball.  With both the boot process stops after 
detecting the scsi devices.  Like so:

scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.

I have no scsi devices, so this is correct. 

I have the following questions.  I'd very much appreciate any answers.

(1) What happens after scsi devices are detected?  Does hurd try to
mount partitions?

(2) Will hurd boot off extended partitions?  Has anyone installed hurd
on extended partitions??

(3) Does hurd have problems with partitions that are around 988M large?

(4) Is my problem due to IRQ sharing?  If so how do I find that out
and solve it?

For your information here is the output of fdisk -l /dev/hda

# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1048 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1         5     40131   83  Linux
/dev/hda2          1033      1048    128520   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda3             6       196   1534207+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4           197      1032   6715170    5  Extended
/dev/hda5           197       323   1020096   83  Linux
/dev/hda6           324       450   1020096   83  Linux
/dev/hda7           451       482    257008+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8           483       514    257008+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9           515       578    514048+  83  Linux
/dev/hda10          579       777   1598436   83  Linux
/dev/hda11          778       904   1020096   83  Linux
/dev/hda12          905      1032   1028128+  83  Linux


(5) Could the problem be related to the fact that the partitions are
non-contiguous?  If you notice /dev/hda2 is at the end of the disk.

  (a) If this is a problem is there an easy fix?  Or is it impossible 
      for me to run hurd on this disk?

Sorry for the long list of questions but I really want to try out the

Thanks in advance.


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