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Re: Third and Fourth IDE controllers and GNU/Hurd GNUMach

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: Third and Fourth IDE controllers and GNU/Hurd GNUMach
Date: 17 Jan 2002 13:51:40 +0100
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Christian Holm Christensen <> writes:

> main disk on a UDMA ATA/66 disk controller, which happens to be the
> third IDE controller (hde in Linux _ I guess  hd4 in GNU/Hurd).
> However, if I boot GNU/Hurd via grub like 
>   root (hd0, 1)
>   kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=/dev/hd4s1 
>   module /boot/serverboot.gz 
> the kernel complains about non-exisiting device /dev/hd4s1.  Hoever, I
> have created that device on the partition (via VMWare).

Hmm, you're aware that devices inside vmware are quite independent of
your real hardware? If you create a single vmware disk device, that
ought to end up as /dev/hda, /dev/hd1 or C: to the "guest" OS, no
matter if it's a real partition on some real device, or just an
ordinary file on the "host" system?

Perhaps you should first try to install some more familiar operating
system in the vmware machine, or boot from an ordinary linux rescue
floppy. So that you can look around inside the emulated environment
before you try installing the Hurd?


PS. Questions about vmware (or any other proprietary software) is
inappropriate on GNU mailing lists. But I believe the device naming
issues are similar if you use plex86 instead.

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