Home > Debian > Hurd Live CD Available Hurd Live CD Available Submitted by Gurkan Sengun 2005-03-21 Debian 20 Comments A Hurd Live CD was released, for everyone that always wanted to give it a try. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 20 Comments 2005-03-21 9:44 am No idea why this got prematurely announced on OSNews, but this Live-CD is a work in progress. We are currently working on boot partition auto-detection, and the latest revision did not even boot for me due to an assertion failure. This was not an official announcement from the guys (Ben Asselstine and Andrew Resch, besides some others) and should not be taken as any basis for critical review. Stay tuned for the final announcement. Thanks for your consideration, Michael 2005-03-21 9:50 am Well, I wouldn’t know about that, there was no such information on the web page. The web page says “Try the Hurd Live CD” and so the story got submitted by a reader. If you don’t want too many people to try it, please add a disclaimer in your page to clearly say that this is not for general consumption. 2005-03-21 9:55 am to.. post.. HURD.. readiness.. joke. 2005-03-21 10:15 am is at http://gnuppix.org 2005-03-21 10:36 am disapointing… 2005-03-21 10:38 am Eugenia: I don’t blame you of course, I blame Gürkan, who is remotely involved in Hurd development and could have researched the status or ask the relevant people. That message is on the page on the assumption that only Hurd-development interested people would look at it I guess. It’s not my live CD or page, the poor guy is still asleep right now. I think it’s his personal dial up site, so his bandwidth seems to be limited. A mirror might be here: http://archive.daniel-baumann.ch/temporary/hurd-live-cd.iso.gz sexything: Hurd/L4 doesn’t do anything useful righ now, so I don’t gnuppix is pretty interesting to look at for the time being. 2005-03-21 10:46 am Hi, Any ed2k or bt link? I can’t wait to try 2005-03-21 10:47 am Maybe it is better to look at http://people.debian.org/~neal/FOSDEM-2005/ instead downloading a Hurd L4 LiveCD. PS: Maybe it is better to distribute livecds over bittorrent ( http://www.superunprivileged.org/ is really down at the moment)….ok, 1,6 MB for Hurd L4 can maybe shipped over http 2005-03-21 11:08 am This LiveCD not, but look at MkLinux, L4Linux and Wombat. They only need the specific Microkernel and so it should be possible to run it with Hurd or Hurd/L4 on the same machine at the same time (with motifications of course). PS: The Hurd LiveCD seems not be able to run under Qemu (is it the bug mentioned before?) 2005-03-21 12:29 pm maybe stupid question: is there a distribution that runs L4 kernel not on top of something with XFree86/Xorg/whatever ? Live/install cd ? 2005-03-21 12:41 pm when HURD is ready for the desktop! 2005-03-21 12:55 pm Look at DROPS (TU Dresden Realtime Operation System) 2005-03-21 2:19 pm Sry, but i must make a correction. http://archive.daniel-baumann.ch/temporary/hurd-live-cd.iso.gz isnt the same cd as the one from http://www.superunprivileged.org/ . If you try the first one with qemu nearly nothing will happen. If you try the one from http://www.superunprivileged.org/ it will try some time to boot, but after that you will have a running hurd system. Quite cool (but i want a running Hurd/L4 ). 2005-03-21 3:09 pm Yes, the one at superunprivileged got updated since. Hurd/L4 is not really running anything useful at the moment, sorry. 2005-03-21 3:24 pm it works if you give the -isa option to qemu 2005-03-21 5:00 pm “is there a distribution that runs L4 kernel not on top of something with XFree86/Xorg/whatever ? Live/install cd ?” There is L4 Linux which runs on to of L4. It can be found here: http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/L4/LinuxOnL4/ 2005-03-21 6:14 pm “Sry, but i must make a correction. http://archive.daniel-baumann.ch/temporary/hurd-live-cd.iso.gz isnt the same cd as the one from http://www.superunprivileged.org/“ It is difficult to see any change there as the images have no sort of version at all. Anyway, I updated the iso – they are both identical (at least until the next change http://archive.daniel-baumann.ch/temporary/hurd-live-cd.iso.gz 2005-03-21 7:18 pm http://www.hup.hu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8359 2005-03-21 7:34 pm Thanks for the screen shots kotai, I think Hurd needs more exposure like this. Now I am off to try it out. 2005-03-22 1:46 am Goes to show that people are interested in the Hurd. Guys keep up the good work and we may have an excellent OS alternative to Linux that works with Linux. I’m interested and I’m still waiting for a usable version to come out. Please let it be sometime in my lifetime. Regards.