This week, KernelTrap spoke with Neal Walfield of the GNU/Hurd development team. From their project FAQ, “‘Hurd’, as an acronym, stands for `Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons’. Hird, in turn, stands for `Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth’. The Hurd is a radical departure from UNIX. A unique and interesting approach to solving many of the problems found in current operating systems. While it’s not yet production grade, it’s evolved enough to be quite usable.
KernelTrap Interviews Neal Walfield
Submitted by Jeremy Andrews 2001-11-12 OS News 3 Comments
I’m not sure now but 4months ago I tried again to install and paly a bit with that, just to discover that isn’t anynore booting (memory size issue)
anybody knows if that issue is solved now?
(and if there is ppp support now?)
All I know is that if you try to install Hurd on a partition more than 1 GB, it won’t boot. Is that what you tried to do? This is a known limitation for now.
This was fixed in CVS as of August. I refer you to http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-hurd/2001-August/005069.html
This does not have anything to do with the >1GB partitions.
As for ppp support, this is works minus an important bug in the TCP/IP stack.