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Boot hangs at "start /hurd/ext2fs.static: "

From: Mikko Rauhala
Subject: Boot hangs at "start /hurd/ext2fs.static: "
Date: 30 Dec 2001 23:26:22 +0200


I wanted to give Hurd a whirl on a spare box (some pentium with 32 megs
ram), but ran into trouble. As per the instructions in the Hurd
Installation Guide, I created an ext2 filesystem with owner set to Hurd,
untarred gnu-20011016.tar.gz to it, made a grub bootdisk (version 0.90)
and tried to boot according to the instructions. More precisely like so:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/gnumach.gz -s root=device:hd0s1
module /hurd/ext2fs.static
--host-priv-port=${host-port} --device-master-port=${device-port}
--exec-server-task=${exec-task} -T typed ${root} $(task-create)
module /lib/ /hurd/exec $(exec-task=task-create)

(The module commands of course being on a single line each.)

The kernel does boot, and it does find the hd0s1 partition (the only one
in the box right now) at partition check. It also tells that the
aforementioned tasks are loaded, but hangs at the point where it says:
"start /hurd/ext2fs.static: "

Then it just sits there without doing anything, until I press a key and
it promptly panics (as documented).

(There is the "ide0: buggy RZ1000 interface: not enabled" message, but
it's listed as supported and the message is the same as with Linux,
where the disk works, so I assume it's just about some spesific IDE
feature. Also, as said, the disk gets identified and the partition

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Mikko Rauhala - - <URL:>

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