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Re: Qemu image with a working system

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Qemu image with a working system
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:09:33 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 03:13:51PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:

> I started it up in a qemu-kvm VM,

Careful there: People reported serious FS corruptions with KVM. Doesn't
happen with plain Qemu, VirtualBox, or Xen...

> It hung for a dubiously long time at "Starting MTA:"

That's probably because the networking is not set up. MTAs tend to be
like that...

> and took nearly another minute to barf about something after I hit ^C
> there.

In my experience, using ^\ is safer for aborting individual commands at
init time... At least on Linux. Not sure I ever tried on Hurd.

> Is there a working dhcp client these days,

There was working support at some point, but it was never ported forward
to the current upstream version of the dhcp client. Also the patched
package never made it into official Debian sources IIRC :-(


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