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Re: installation experiences (was: Testers wanted: New installation method)

On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 03:49:39AM +0200, olafBuddenhagen@web.de wrote:
> I have recently installed hurd from Debian GNU/Linux using the described
> method, and (on special request ;-) ) want to share my experiences here.

Thanks :)

> Now many many warnings are generated ("operation not supported"); ignore
> them -- it doesn't hurt.

Yes, this is the outstanding issue. I'm still not sure whether star or
Roland's patch are at fault - I need to get back to debugging :-/

> I immediately got an error during boot: "/libexec/rc: Permission denied".
>    chmod +x /libexec/rc

This is a known bug in the current Hurd package, which will be fixed by
the next upload.

>    cd /dev
>    MAKEDEV hd0s1 hd0s5

I should have made those device nodes before creating the tarball, but

> and also
>    settrans -go hd0s6
> to remove the bogus translator created by the wrong original fstab.
> (/dev/hda6 is an ext3 partition in my case, so the translator actually
> started... Only the following fsck failed as the partition is too big
> for Hurd.)

I think it's better to just uncomment any device from fstab and have the
device nodes exist. You can easily edit fstab from GNU/Linux, while
adding the device nodes is possible, but more cumbersome.

> On next reboot, everything went fine, and I had an (almost) working Hurd
> installation :-)




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