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Re: Problem with booting HURD

From: M. Gerards
Subject: Re: Problem with booting HURD
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 20:40:20 +0200
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Quoting Ole Andre Birkedal <>:

> Hello there.
> When booting HURD from my laptop I got
> the message "FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077".

This is just the detected (and AFAIK) supported floppy drive.
This is AFAIK no error message.

> I am running debian gnu/linux and there I
> have to boot the installer with the ide-pci
> floppy or cd-image, could these things
> be releated, and is there some ide-pci boot
> thing for hurd (i hardly doubt it, since i
> googled on it for some time)? Would then the
> only answer to this be to cross-compile hurd
> with support (or however this works, never used
> hurd) for this floppy controller (which i think
> is causing it)?

I'm sorry, I don't understand your problem/question. The
installer for Debian GNU/Hurd runs on GNU/Linux. I do not
see how this is related to the floppy drive driver in GNUMach.

GNUMach (that is where the drivers the Hurd uses are in) supports
both PCI and IDE (but no shared IRQs). You can easely install Debian
GNU/Hurd from GNU/Linux by crossinstalling. There are two ways to do this:

- Untarring the base packages manually to a ext2 partition.

Please read the Hurd install guide because installing without it seems almost
impossible to me ;)

install guide:


- Using the crossinstall (Debian) package.

I hope this helps you, if not please give me more info about your problem
because it wasn't clear not me.


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