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Re: Installing Debian hurd/amd64

On Sat, 2011-02-05 at 03:05 +0000, David Hiran Watson wrote:
> Hey all, I've been following this thread because I am also interested
>  in installing Debian Hurd as a vm. I was considering it last year but
>  held off. Recently I upgraded my computer to AMD Phenom II x6 / Win 7
>  Pro. I plan to reinstall VirtualBox.
> What method would you recommend I use install Hurd? I can install
>  Debian Linux as a vm, and use crosshurd. Or should I use the latest
>  i386 ISO?

I have installed (32bit) Debian GNU/Hurd under Qemu, using the Debian
Installer in mini.iso made by Jeremie Koenig,

A version with an updated Debian installer is created by Samuel

Other alternatives are Virtualbox and Xen, but I have not tried them
yet. The three buildds are running Xen.

> Also would Debian Hurd benefit from hardware virtualization turned on
>  (AMD-V)?

Yes, I have one Intel box and one AMD box with hardware support, giving
reasonable speeds under qemu-kvm. Also X-windows works, after some
tweaking (and ssh, and emacs, ...).

(I'm working on a short todo to contribute to the Debian/Hurd page about

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