Understanding "The Way Things Go"
I've been using GNU/Linux for a while now, and I've decided it's time to
give GNU/Hurd a go to see what's going on. After reading this list for
only a couple of days, it seems the installation docs are somewhat
(severely) lacking in detail; there's CD images, tarballs, packages on
alpha.gnu.org and on debian ftp servers.
So, my question is: how do I go about getting it on my machine? Ie, for
GNU/Linux, to answer that, I'd say:
Either a) Buy a CD, or
b) Download a CD image, or
c) Download packages and floppy images, or
d) Download floppy images and install over ftp
If you're wondering about c), I don't have a machine on the Net, but I
do have a big connection (university) and zip disks, so it's not a
problem to do wget -r ftp://ftp.debian.org/dists....
Also, I assumed that upgrading software would simply be a case of
apt-get upgrade'ing, but it unfortunately doesn't seem like it's going
to be that painless; what's the deal with the whole alpha.gnu.org vs
ftp.debian.org for packages? And where does the hurd-D1.iso come into
all this; what exactly is on it?
One last thing: I know partitions need to be under "1Gb", but what is
"1Gb"? 1024Kb?, 1000Kb?, so-many whatevers?
Bob Ham: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"The GNU philosophy is about freedom. To be free one must have
personal power. Personal power is an individual thing, difficult to
obtain and quick to perish." --Krisno Pryosusilo
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