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Re: Booting Debian GNU/Hurd

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Booting Debian GNU/Hurd
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 22:55:21 +0200
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Rian Hunter <hurd@thelaststop.net> writes:

> oh that makes a lot of sense now. i remember reading somewhere that the
> ext2 translator uses the other 2GB for something else. the ext2
> translator maps each byte as a different address? i don't know about how
> it works internally, but shouldn't data-addressing be kept in
> sector-blocks (512 bytes)? if i sound ignorant please don't confuse it
> with arrogance and excuse it. i have some experience with file system
> driver writing and HURD translators, and a lot of free time. if the code
> isn't too difficult to dig through i'll attempt at patching (or...gulp
> rewriting). i know i know, less talking more hacking.
> -rian

Ognyan is working on this already.  You could help by proofreading his
patch, testing it, etc.

It can be found on his website:

But if you have free time and this does not interest you, there are
plenty of things that need to be done.


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