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
(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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