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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: 18 Jan 2002 11:50:11 +0100
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Christian Holm Christensen <> writes:

> Yes, I know about that VmWare does that.  Maybe I wasn't clear
> enough.  


>   * I installed GNU/Hurd base system from within the VmWare virtual
>     machine,  as well as doing the 2 native_install steps and so on. 
>     (This may seem odd, but my problem is that my cdrom drive have a
>     hard time booting some cdroms.  Also, the Linux kernel on the
>     cdroms does not support  ide2 and ide3 controllers). 

Hmm, you're using vmware for installing the Hurd, and then you boot it
on the real machine? That's odd enough that I didn't understand it at
first ;-)

>        grub> root(hd0,0)       # ide2 is the first seen controller
>        grub> kernel /boot/gnumach.gz -s root=/dev/hd4s1 
>        grub> module /boot/serverboot.gz 
>        grub> boot 
>    This works fine, until the GNUMach wants to load the serverboot.
>    Then it complains about missing device /dev/hd4s1.  Trying to give
>    a different partition (like /dev/hd0s1) does not work either. 

I'm afraid I can't help you here. If you quote the exact error
messages, perhaps someone else will understand what's going on?


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