Install a Debian system
crosshurd uses apt and a bit of black magic to setup a functional
Debian system. It supports the following target systems:
- linux-gnu (GNU/Linux)
- gnu (GNU/Hurd)
- kfreebsd-gnu (GNU/kFreeBSD)
crosshurd for Debian
This is the Hurd. Welcome.
This should probably find its way into debootstrap eventually. It's not
clear to me that this is the Right thing, though. Debootstrap really
wants to hop in and set things up, and this requires a reboot to
the native system so that native-install can be run.
-- Jeff Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tue, 6 May 2003 13:40:04 -040
Welcome to crosshurd!
crosshurd can now be used to install not only GNU, but also GNU/Linux and
The instructions below apply only to Hurd-based GNU system.
1) Create a partition, and put a file system on it. If you are planning
on using ext2, the command:
mke2fs -I 128 -b 4096 -o hurd /dev/hda12
(substituting the right partition) is usually good. The -o hu
crosshurd - Cross-install a Debian GNU/Hurd system
crosshurd Sets up a functioning Debian GNU/Hurd system on
another partition by using apt to fetch the packages.
The sources.list to use for fetching the
crosshurd (1.7.44) unstable; urgency=low
* Take diffutils package instead of diff (closes: Bug#67
These are the TODO items:
* Copy over the networking configuration
* Support copying a cache of hu
A big thanks to those who helped test this system:
This package was debianized by Jeff Bailey <email@example.com> on
Tue, 6 May 2003 13:40:04 -0400.
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