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Re: booting the hurd

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: booting the hurd
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 07:11:47 -0800 (PST)

--- Cameron <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've installed debian gnu/hurd(that name's a mouthful) via the H2
> hurd
> CD's.
> So far so good, I've even figured out how to use grub (the docs
> were
> right, I DO like it better than lilo!).
> Ok, with that being said, I still can't boot the hurd, I haven't
> even
> done it once.
> I've followed the instructions of a number of different docs, with
> the
> same results.
> This is what happens, I load the kernel, I load the necessary
> modules:
> I attempt to boot the kernel, and then everything stops from there,
> I
> suppose the system just freezes as I don't get any messages after I
> attempt a boot (no, I didn't touch the keyboard).
> In fact, I have to hard reboot.
> How have I tried to use grub? I'll give an example:
> find /boot/gnumach.gz
> root (hd#,#)

This line only tells grub what partition it should read off of, it
doesn't pass any information to any of the other lines used to boot
with grub.

> kernel /boot/gnumach.gz

Where do you specify your root file system ie
kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=device:hd#s#

> module /boot/serverboot.gz
> boot
> I get no boot messages of ANY kind. I have tried other methods for
> the
> module line, such as 
> module /hurd/ext2fs.static
> --multiboot-command-line=${kernel-command-line} 
> --host-priv-port=${host-port} --device-master-port=${device-port}
> --exec-server-task=${exec-task}
> -T typed ${root} $(task-create) $(task-resume)

With this there should also be a line for the exec server.

> Of course I put it all on the same line.
> Could this problem be from IRQ sharing? I know that's a problem,
> but I
> couldn't find anything stating whether irq sharing would prevent
> booting (like what I get) or if the hurd would give me an error
> message
> of some sort. I read something rather ambiguous that sorta implies
> that
> the hurd might give me an error of some sort.
> In fact, I'm rather unclear how to to boot the hurd period,
> different
> docs say different things.
> Could you guys maybe share with me your (various?) ways of booting
> the
> hurd?
> Thanks!
> -Cameron
> -- 
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James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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