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Re: Noob Having trouble in Virtual Box

I can't recommend trying to use Hurd as your main OS at all.  It's VERY unstable and VERY buggy.  I mean VERY buggy.  I can't recommend it at all unless you're very interested in alternative OSes, are a developer, or unless you want to be a developer.

However, if you do want to try Hurd, which I do think is pretty cool, try installing debian on virtual box.  Then use the crosshurd package to migrate to Hurd.  That's the only way I've gotten Hurd to work in Virtual Box and Vmware Server.

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Poker Player <pok3r4life@gmail.com> wrote:

My name is Spencer and I am new to mailing lists, please forgive me if I have formated this incorrectly or done something else wrong (please let me know too).
I really want to do a lot and would like to contribute to hurd/debian. I am just getting started, but I have installed my own debian configured it and then sold that
computer to a friend (with xp debian was formated) and I am now using a combination of ubuntu and vista.

As for hurd/debian I wanted to try the install and configuration in Virtual Box Before trying it for real. I go through the install config and install but when I restart I get a black screen with a (white) _  
If I need to I have a computer I am ready to try and install on;

AMD Athlon 1Ghz
512MB ram
Several options for IDE HD 120g, 112g, 80g, 20g,

I just want to know what to expect and where to start.

Thank you much

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