Home > OS News > Hurd Running Under the Bochs Emulator Hurd Running Under the Bochs Emulator Eugenia Loli 2002-05-12 OS News 14 Comments KernelTrap reports that Robert Millan recently made available a bootable Bochs image allowing users to run the GNU/Hurd under the Bochs x86 emulator. KernelTrap has also posted a screenshot. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2002-05-12 5:41 pm Hummmm, Kerneltrap seems slashdoted… 2002-05-12 5:43 pm Works fine for me. 2002-05-12 6:37 pm Finally I can try again hurd 2002-05-12 11:37 pm This image is in experimental stage, as explained here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2002/debian-hurd-200205/msg0016… Its installation is not even complete and has a lot of problems. Please wait a few days untill we fix the problems and release a working image, thanks. 2002-05-12 11:56 pm but i don’t know if it matters, i’m assuming it will be some GUI running on Xfree (whatever it’s true name is) course I wonder everytime screenshots of linux or ___bsd or now hurd, that it doesn’t matter cause it won’t look differant from on one OS to another. 2002-05-13 3:20 am I think that the Hurd as lost its chance, RMS should have thrown more weight behind it and less time trying to force the Linux group to change it name to GNU/Linux. Did the Hurd developers ever upgrade to version 4 of the mach? 2002-05-13 4:01 am Neat. Anyone have the bochs image? The site that has it seems to be down… 2002-05-13 4:17 am i can’t go see the screenshots. dangit. 2002-05-13 4:34 am Linux is Linux. There is GNU/Linux which is an OS which has Linux has a kernel and the GNU tools as a toolset. There’s Debian GNU/Linux, and i think there are others. There is also GNU/Hurd. Hurd will never have lost its chance, i dont think people have the right to bash it, im sure one day it will be something good. 2002-05-13 5:34 am You may see it called Linux. You may see it called GNU/Linux. You may see it called Hurd. You may see it called Hird. You may see it called BSD. Always remember, it’s pronounced “debian”. Many kernals; one OS. 2002-05-13 12:07 pm unless RMS can come up with somthing better than the Mach kernel and some inovative way to increase the efficiency of a microkernel, then the Hurd will never be “good”. 2002-05-13 12:54 pm i dont think people have the right to bash it So what would you recommend, tcsh? Well, seriosly, I gonna play around with Hurd at some point. got some v. nice fatures that should be fun to toy around with. Believe it will take a few years for it to ‘grow up’ though. 2002-05-13 7:04 pm “but i don’t know if it matters, i’m assuming it will be some GUI running on Xfree” Actually it’s a screenshot of someone running hurd from the command prompt in bochs (on a windowmaker backdrop). Last time I checked Hurd didn’t run X yet. “unless RMS can come up with somthing better than the Mach kernel…” It’s mostly kernel independent and most likely going to be moved to the L4. 2002-05-14 2:45 am Always remember, it’s pronounced “debian”. Many kernals; one OS. wtf? Debian, a distubution. GNU/* The GNU tool kit & a GNU-Compilent kernal.