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Re: new user questions

From: Richard Kreuter
Subject: Re: new user questions
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:01:55 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 07:13:16PM +0100, fraazz wrote:
> arun v wrote:
> >>Thanks for answering
> >>
> >>after the followings commands :
> >>
> >>grub> module /hurd/ext2fs.static
> >>...
> >>grub> module /lib/ /hurd/exec
> >>
> >
> >I think u can just give
> >grub> kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=/dev/hdxsx
> >grub> module /boot/serverboot.gz
> >grub> boot
> >
> thanks for all answers
> great , this works with
> gnumach.gz     (hd0,0)
> root device=hd0s1
> and after running ./native-install two times I've been able to see the 
> "enjoy hurd" welcoming message !

  Note that the serverboot method for booting is older and perhaps
will go away in future, so parhaps you should use the method described
in Neal Walfield's guide.

> I reboot the machine and again the grub shell "grub >" ; is this
> normal ?  do I have to boot the kernel everytime ?

  Grub supports a configuration file, which it reads at boot-time.
Please have a look at the grub info manual (it's in package grub-doc,
in case the manual isn't installed), but note that it's a little out
of date for the GNU/Hurd boot commands.  In short, the file must be
called /boot/grub/menu.lst on any partition on which it resides (e.g.,
if you've use a separate partition for /boot, then the file will be at
/boot/boot/grub/menu.lst).  An example stanza for GNU/Hurd, using the
more recent boot method, would look like this (please forgive the long

title Debian GNU/Hurd
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/gnumach.gz root=device:hd0s1
module /hurd/ext2fs.static --multiboot-command-line=${kernel-command-line} 
--host-priv-port=${host-port} --device-master-port=${device-port} 
--exec-server-task=${exec-task} -T typed ${root} $(task-create)
module / /hurd/exec $(exec-task=task-create)

Note that that's five lines.

Hope that helps,
kreuter at

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