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Re: Trying out HURD

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:

> Hi!
> I'd like to try out HURD on my system at home.
> I checked out the Debian HURD-cd pages
> (http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-cd) and figure that if I download
> the K5 ISO images from http://eu.hurd.gnuab.org/pub/debian-cd/K5/, I can
> install HURD using that. However, while snooping around the other
> directories on that site, I also notice a directory for K6
> (http://eu.hurd.gnuab.org/pub/debian-cd/K6/) which surprisingly contains
> only a very small ISO file. The K5 directory contains some 4 HUGE ISO
> files, while the K6 directory contains just one small ISO file. And now
> when I join this list, I also find a mention of K7.
> So am wondering ... what should I download to get started on HURD? Could
> someone point me to the correct versions and sites?

GNU is emerging from a bad period as far as iso images are concerned.
K5 was the last full set built.
K6 mini iso is an interrim iso for a network installation.
K7 is about to be built and is waiting for two packages to be uploaded.

If you want to install from a CD now, use K5.
If you want to install the latest version wait about ten days for K7.


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