Hurd and Bochs
For the archives, I just managed to create a bochs image for Hurd.
I used  and , altough  proved more helpful.
Some details which were not clear in both articles :
- "grub floppies" can be found in the grub-disk debian package. If you
one of those, it would be even easier to install grub on the disk.
- I didn't understood the "Failed to open plex86 device." bochs message. I
just told bochs to "cont" and it worked.
- To set the floppy as boot device, just modify your bochsrc so that you
floppya: 1_44=pathtoyourfloppy.img, status=inserted
Since the tarball I found on ftp.gnuab.org was broken, I downloaded the
K5 CD1 and extracted the tarball from it. The tarball from the mini-iso
should work as well.
However, I then failed to native-install, because of an emulation
problem in bochs which seems to apear with coreutils > 4.8 (lots of "cp:
memory exhausted"). This bug is described in  and .
After compiling bochs from the CVS, it worked (I was previously using
bochs 2.1pre3-1 from debian).
Then, everything went fine.