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Re: cross compile gnumach and hurd

On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 08:21:22PM -0500, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> Farid Hajji writes:
> [...]
>  > The biggest problem I encountered in installing a cross-compiled Hurd
>  > from FreeBSD was, that mke2fs was not available there and e2fstools
>  > contained too many Linux dependencies to be compilable on my box.
>  > Strangely, FreeBSD can mount ext2 filesystems, but can't make 'em :-/
>               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> [...]
> FreeBSD can make ufs partitions, and I believe the Hurd can run on
> them, although I have only tried accessing ufs partitions from the
> Hurd, not booting the Hurd from them.

At some point I was able to create a UFS partition on my box in
a very convoluted way using the FreeBSD boot disks. The Hurd booted
fine, I guess that means that all the translation stuff worked.
However other problems (bad CPU overheating mainly) prevented me
from exploring the setup further.

> I have wondered how the Hurd handles passive translators on ufs
> partitions, as ext2fs needs to be created with the -O hurd option
> in order for passive translators to work.


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