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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 512 -net nic,model=ne2k_pci -net user -no-kvm-irqchip \
             -hda hurd-install.qemu -cdrom cd-1.iso -boot d

  Note the -no-kvm-irqchip option, which is needed when running this on 2.6.37
  and 2.6.38 Linux kernels, which do not emulate irq chips that correctly
  (see Debian bug #612105, fixed by 2.6.39)

  YES, do add -no-kvm-irqchip on 2.6.37 and 2.6.38 host kernels, else it'll stab
  you in the face.

On real hardware:

  * Note that GNU Mach does not have drivers for SATA devices. IDE/ATA emulation
  has to be enabled for those.
  * 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:


  * Separate /usr or /usr/local 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 FAQs
    and known open issues

Have fun, see my roadmap page on the hurd wiki for more information:

(or its replica if the URL above
doesn't work).

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.