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Re: various hurd topics/problems

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: various hurd topics/problems
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:13:29 +0100
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On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 02:47:42PM -0400, wrote:
> Is there a way to mount the floppy as a normal user? (I get "translator died")
> when I'm trying.

The device node needs to exist: `/dev/fd*'.  It needs to be accessible by
the user and then you need to set up a translator to access the file
system on it.

Also, the ext2fs translator which Debian ships only supports file systems
with block sizes of 4096 bytes.  When formatting a floppy, mke2fs by
default selects an incompatible block size of 1024 bytes, due to the
small device size.

If it's about FAT, then be warned that the current fatfs translator is

> Also, when I'm trying to use ssh, I get the message: PRNG is not seeded. Any 
> advices?

Either set up a random translator as suggested by Massimo or do something like
``sudo cp /bin/bash /dev/random; sudo ln -s random /dev/urandom''.


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