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Re: installing baseHurd over the network



On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 12:07:13AM +0200, Joachim Nilsson wrote:
> On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 11:35:09PM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 06:18:32PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > > The PC is a 486/66 with 12MB RAM, 2GB HD, floppy but no CDROM.
> > > The Hurd likes swap, with so little RAM you should realy give it a lot.
> > > Since partition sizes are limited to ~1 GB, setting the rest for swap
> > > might be a good idea.
> > The Hurd might need some swap, but it doesn't need ~1 GB! You should
> > not have a lot more swap than twice the amount of ram anyhow. I doubt
> > you can do anything useful with the Hurd on this machine anyhow, the
> > Hurd isn't optimized.
> 
> If it's one of those rare PCI-equipped 486 mobo's then I'd like to
> have it for testing some PCI-drivers. Mainly for booting though and
> via gdb serial line ... 486'es are really good, still. No fans, small,
> almost no heat! :-)

Oh yes, they have some uses, but I think they are too slow for the
Hurd at the moment.
 
> Anyway, I cannot seem to find a gnu-latest.tar.gz for the new libio stuff
> on alpha. I tried, despite better knowledge, to upgrade my old stdio
> install using apt. And since that failed, of course, I thought I'd
> reinstall ... but I cannot find a gnu-latest.tar.gz from this year,
> have I gone blind, or lost track completely?
> 
> Hmmmm, or am I losing a point or two here? Is it that you reinstall
> with an old/existsing gnu-latest which in turn "transforms" that
> to a libio install after a couple of of magic ./native-installs?

You can get it at: 

ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/debian-staging/gnu-libio-20020422.tar.gz

Jeroen Dekkers
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