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Note: To give Debian GNU/Hurd a try, it is probably easier to simply run the
preinstalled image, see


To test the installer images with kvm/qemu:

  * Download:

      $ wget
      # apt-get install qemu-kvm

  * Create a hard disk image:

      $ kvm-img create hurd-install.qemu 3G

  * Start the installation:

    Since we haven't yet optimized the installer initrd mechanism for memory
    usage at all you will need at least 500MB of memory even for the text
    installer, or the installer will likely crash due to missing memory.

      $ kvm -m 1G -drive file=hurd-install.qemu,cache=writeback -cdrom cd-1.iso -boot d

    We recommend not to use a network mirror during installation, since that
    would use the sid distribution, which is often not installable. One can
    instead install just the base system (and the standard task when using CD-1
    or DVD-1). Enabling the use of a mirror and installing packages can be done
    after rebooting into the newly installed system.

    Make sure to give it enough memory, particularly in graphical mode which is
    quite eating.

On real hardware:

  * Make sure to check the md5sum of the burnt CD, to save you headaches if the
    media unfortunately had burning issues.

  * Installation CDs now include the 2.6.32 Linux network drivers, and should
    thus cover a wide range of network boards. There is however no support for
    firmware loading.

When going through the installation:

  * Reminder for qemu: with the user network stack default configuration,
    use the following values:

       IP address:


  * /usr or /usr/local on separate filesystem is not supported yet.

Configuring the installed system:

  * Make sure to see for
    more details and network / filesystems / X configuration.
  * Also make sure to check the FAQ
    and known open issues

Email us to <> for debian-specific things or
<> for non-debian-specific things if you have questions or
comments, We are also available on #hurd on Freenet, #debian-hurd on OFTC.