Hurd L1 iso's. Progress log.
The core change in the boot-disks is the modification of dbootstrap. This
is a binary which has had a binary hack. The hacked version is at
www.copyleft.co.nz/dbootstrap. If it is loaded into a text editor (mc is
a good choice) and a serch is made for -o hurd you will see the added
arguments -I 128 -b 4096; text and 0s had to be removed to keep the file
the same length. dboostrap lives in the ram-disk's /sbin. Other textual
changes we made. dbootstrap was replaced in all variants of initrd.
Apt-get will not download packages to the cache using a file system, it
must be ftp/html. As I maintain a Hurd archive a small server was
installed, webfs. This can be configured with three arguments on the
command line. The sources.lst is
deb http://192.168.x.y/path/to/debian/sid main
Works well, baseGNU can be built in 40 seconds. It can be accessed
thoughout the LAN.
makehurddir.sh was modified to bypass crosshurd and a test to see if /gnu
(the partition I use) is available. mods/mod.sh makes the modifications,
eg Bruno's passwd hack. tarup.sh prepares baseGNU and moves it into place
in the disk tree ready for burning. A diff of makehurddir.sh is
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