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Hurd Traffic #58 For 30 Aug 2000

By Zack Brown

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?
Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on an OS you can try to modify for your needs?
Are you finding it frustrating when everything works on minix? No more all-nighters to get a nifty program working?
Then this post might be just for you :-)
-- Linus Torvalds, 1991

Table Of Contents

1. Disk Requirements For The Hurd

17 Aug 2000 - 18 Aug 2000 (2 posts) Subject: "How much space do I need?"

People: Marcus BrinkmannDaniel E. Baumann

Daniel E. Baumann asked how much space was needed for a Hurd install, and Marcus Brinkmann replied that 50M would do for a minimal install, but 156M would be better for a standard system, and 500M would give a good development environment. He added that it really depended on what Daniel wanted to do on the system.

2. Subject: "Installation CD"

 Subject: "Installation CD"

Topics: Apt

People: Philip Charles

Philip Charles announced:

I have built a HURD installation disc and it works well. It is based on the current Debian CD and it should install Hurd on any system that will accept Debian 2.2

It contains the current HURD .debs in the standard Debian CD format, so it is dpkg, dselect and apt compatible. The disc tree can be rebuilt quickly and which means that it can be updated at regular intervals.

A trial installation turned out to be surprisingly simple.

For more details see

I am trying to find a way of getting two iso images onto an ftp server. I am stuck with a 56k modem and so it is not possible to upload them. I am asking people on my mailing list if they can help, but if this fails then I am prepared to post CDs to a public server in Europe or elsewhere (one of the images will contain non-US). If you can help me in this matter, please contact me.

Some folks made comments about the general information about the Hurd on Philip's site, and he made some corrections. As of KC Debian Hurd press time, no ISOs had made it onto the site. Hopefully Daniel will get help with this soon.







Sharon And Joy

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