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RE: Booting the HURD and other issues including logging in

From: Gregg C Levine
Subject: RE: Booting the HURD and other issues including logging in
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 21:13:09 -0500

Hello from Gregg C Levine
In answer to your questions, no I can not do those things. I can't
even login, let alone display the password file, passwd. To do those
things, I would need to actually reinstall everything and start all
over again. Which I am doing now.
Gregg C Levine
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alfred M. Szmidt []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:18 PM
> To: Gregg C Levine
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Booting the HURD and other issues including logging in
>    Here's my problem. I have used the BZIP2 compressed tar file that
>    Robert M created, to create initial file system. After some minor
>    tweaks in the boot sequence that the GRUB menu file came with, I
>    can now get to a logon prompt. I also created the console device
>    driver as well. And that's the problem. The native install script
>    insists that I should boot to a multi-user level, and logon as
>    before continuing. However, the logon prompt won't let me, it
>    insists that root isn't a valid user. Any suggestions?
> That sounds very weird, you are also lacking details.  Could you
> the exact output from the console? Did you run native-install twice
> (with a reboot between)?  It sounds as if /etc/passwd doesn't exist,
> could you check that it does? You can do that from the "login>", it
> just a shell.
>    Also my network uses DHCP to set IP addresses on both this unit,
>    and the box hosting the HURD, while it is running Linux, that is.
> What you call HURD is really called GNU/Hurd, the actualy Hurd
> is called `the Hurd'.  And Linux isn't a operating system, it is
> a kernel, the operating system is called GNU/Linux.
>    I have found how to attach the translator that represents
>    networking, but what about a driver for the 3COM 3C905 card?
> GNU Mach 1.x and 2.x support the 3c905 driver.  Have you checked
> your NIC is found?  You can do that by the following:
> cat /dev/klog > /boot.log
> Wait a few seconds, and hit C-c (^C).  But once you have read
> /dev/klog, you can't get the information back by reading /dev/klog
> once more; you will have to reboot if you want to read again.
>    And of course DHCP?
> Nope, not supported just yet.
> Cheers.

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