Re: Installing Debian hurd/amd64
Thanks Svante and Stephen for your responses. I'll try the updated installer by Samuel Thibault. Perhaps as I go along, Svante (or any others willing) can help me with any tweaks I need to make. If I'm successful, info for using VirtualBox can be added to the info for qemu?
From: Svante Signell
To: David Hiran Watson
Cc: Samuel Thibault
Cc: Debian GNU/Hurd Mailing List
Subject: Re: Installing Debian hurd/amd64
Sent: Feb 5, 2011 07:13
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
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
David Hiran Watson