Re: Hurd versions (G1..H4)
On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Catalin wrote:
> I want to try Debian with the Hurd kernel for the first time and I have
> 3 questions:
> 1) Which is the newest version: G1,H1,H2,H3 or H4? And what are the
> diferences betwen these versions (especialy betwen the G and H).
G & H stand for the version of boot-floppies used for the installation.
1 - 4 is the number of the snapshot. H4 uses the same boot-floppies as
H3, but is more modern. There was a major change in the Hurd between H3
and H4, so do not use anything other than H4.
> 2) Do you know an aproximate date when a new version will be released?
> (I have a very slow internet connection and I prefer to wait 1 or 2
> weeks for a newer version than to download one right now).
When I have solved some tricky problems. Say four weeks, DV.
> 3) I have Debian linux 3.0 r0 already installed, can I convert it to
> Hurd (and how?) or it's better (and easyer) to use the hurd cd's? What
> is the difference betwen Debian linux and Debian hurd except the
> kernel?(can I install a *.deb package from a debian linux cd to a debian
> hurd system?)
Agggg. The Hurd is a different operating system and is not the same as
Linux. Let us say that GNU/Linux is the cousin of GNU/Hurd. The *BSD's
are the brothers and sisters of GNU/Linux.
Have fun with the Hurd.
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