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authorThomas Schwinge <>2011-03-31 11:27:53 +0200
committerThomas Schwinge <>2011-03-31 11:28:39 +0200
commit6f0d1cafe67a3b8874f68a25527033b27b2831b9 (patch)
parent73db7fb81514ed83da614f3ee3957ae56842e58f (diff)
hurd/running/debian/qemu_image: New.
More actively advertize the public Hurd boxen and the QEMU image.
6 files changed, 56 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/contributing.mdwn b/contributing.mdwn
index 223963c6..7d8d2a0e 100644
--- a/contributing.mdwn
+++ b/contributing.mdwn
@@ -61,6 +61,8 @@ things you're going to work on (and on your internet connection), this may be
an easy way of getting used to Hurd systems. Installing in a virtual machine
is another possibility, see the page about
[[running_a_Hurd_system|hurd/running]] for the full story.
+In particular, running a Debian GNU/Hurd [[QEMU image|hurd/running/QEMU]] may
+be a viable alternative.
Then you can either play around and eventually strive to do something
useful or -- if you want -- [[ask_us|contact_us]] to assign something to you, depending
diff --git a/hurd/running/debian.mdwn b/hurd/running/debian.mdwn
index 97d35bd7..b3f53f36 100644
--- a/hurd/running/debian.mdwn
+++ b/hurd/running/debian.mdwn
@@ -1,25 +1,32 @@
[[!meta title="Debian GNU/Hurd"]]
-### Debian Resources
+# Debian Resources
- Official page about the Debian GNU/Hurd port: [Debian GNU/Hurd](
- Debian [[FAQ]] -- Frequently Asked Questions
-### Installing
+## QEMU Image
+[[!inline pages=hurd/running/debian/qemu_image raw=yes feeds=no]]
+# Installing
- [Installation Instructions](
- [Upgrading K11 or K14 based systems to
- [[After_install]] -- Do this to get networking, new console and X
-### Contributing
+# Contributing
- [[Porting]] -- Helping with porting packages
* [[Patch_submission]] -- How to submit patches for build failures
- [[Creating_image_tarball]]
-### Additional Information
+# Additional Information
- [Presentation](
*Debian GNU/Hurd* by [[MichaelBanck]], LinuxTag 2004 Karlsruhe
diff --git a/hurd/running/debian/qemu_image.mdwn b/hurd/running/debian/qemu_image.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 00000000..9f828556
--- /dev/null
+++ b/hurd/running/debian/qemu_image.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
+id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
+document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
+any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
+Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license
+is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
+There is a QEMU image with [[Debian GNU/Hurd|debian]] pre-installed available
+as <>.
+ $ wget
+ $ tar -xz < debian-hurd.img.tar.gz
+ $ qemu -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user debian-hurd-*.img
+Just in case you were wondering: the *root* password is *root*.
+[[!if test="destpage(hurd/running/qemu)" then="" else="For more detailed
+instructions, please see the [[hurd/running/QEMU]] page."]]
diff --git a/hurd/running/qemu.mdwn b/hurd/running/qemu.mdwn
index 321ceadf..aea20ae8 100644
--- a/hurd/running/qemu.mdwn
+++ b/hurd/running/qemu.mdwn
@@ -14,15 +14,16 @@ This page discusses things for [[Unix]] systems, there is a separate page for
# Readily Available Images
-To try out the Hurd you can use the image of the Debian GNU/Hurd:
+You can use the following images to give the GNU/Hurd a try.
-* [Official Debian GNU/Hurd QEMU image](
+## Debian GNU/Hurd
-(!) Note that the following are unofficial images: they have been prepared by
-volunteers and may not have been tested extensively.
+[[!inline pages=hurd/running/debian/qemu_image raw=yes feeds=no]]
+## Unofficial Images
-<!--* [Disk image]( with an installation of
- [[Debian_GNU/Hurd|running/debian]].-->
+Note that the following images are unofficial ones: they have been prepared by
+volunteers and may not have been tested extensively.
* [Disk image](
with a short intro on translators. Just start it with 'qemu *disk_image.img*'.
@@ -30,9 +31,10 @@ volunteers and may not have been tested extensively.
with it, please have a look at [[its_wikipage|hurd/running/qemu/babhurd_image]]. And when
you use it, please [tell me your experience with it](! - [[community/weblogs/ArneBab]]
-Also you can use qemu to easily try one of our [[Hurd_LiveCDs|hurd/running/live_cd/]].
+# Arch Hurd Live CD
-<!--* [Announcement]( of another image. - The link in the email doesn't work anymore, too old. //-->
+Also you can use QEMU to easily try one of the
# What is Needed to create a QEMU image
@@ -103,7 +105,7 @@ First off you will need to create a disk image using `qemu-img`. I have set mine
Next you will want to start up QEMU and begin the installation process.
- $ qemu -m 512 -hda hd0.img -cdrom mini.iso -net nic,model=rtl8139
+ $ qemu -m 512 -hda hd0.img -cdrom mini.iso -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user
Now at his point do the regular install using `hd0` as your harddrive. Partition it and install the base system.
diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index 9feb44ec..2eb60d82 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -60,6 +60,11 @@ recommendations about how to contribute|contributing]].
See our [[source_repositories]] for the source code.
+## Access to a GNU/Hurd System
+We provide accounts on our [[public_Hurd_boxen]], and there are also
+[[hurd/running/QEMU]] images available.
# Getting Help
diff --git a/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn b/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
index dfb1f006..33fe5cbc 100644
--- a/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
+++ b/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
@@ -15,6 +15,9 @@ There are GNU/Hurd boxes that we're offering shell accounts on. These are
generally available for everyone interested in [[contributing]], or just having
a look at a GNU/Hurd system.
+An alternative to online shell access may be using a [[QEMU
[[!table class="table_style_1" data="""
"Hoster","Name","Distribution","Machine Specs","Comments"
"[[bddebian]]","blubber","Debian GNU/Hurd","Celeron 2.2 GHz; 222 MiB","Xen domU on [[zenhost]]; for experimental stuff; deactivated until needed again (apart from [[tschwinge]], only [[scolobb]] has an account, but is not active at the moment)"
@@ -25,7 +28,7 @@ a look at a GNU/Hurd system.
"[[bddebian]]","goober","Debian GNU/Hurd","?"
"[[bddebian]]","grubber","Debian GNU/Hurd","Celeron 2.2 GHz; 554 MiB","Xen domU on [[zenhost]]; for experimental stuff"
"[[bddebian]]","[[zenhost]]","Debian GNU/Linux","Celeron 2.2 GHz","Xen dom0 for several hosts"
-"Debian","strauss","Debian GNU/Hurd",,"all Debian Developers have access without any special account setup procedure"
+"Debian","[](","Debian GNU/Hurd",,"all Debian Developers have access"
To request an account on the *[[bddebian]]* machines either contact