path: root/hurd/subhurd.mdwn
diff options
authorSamuel Thibault <>2016-11-20 23:04:04 +0100
committerSamuel Thibault <>2016-11-20 23:04:04 +0100
commit7d5e7a5b5f84269081bc2d257c0d1cc144babf24 (patch)
tree456848e9e93b88f02b6f0f99b827c093ed34f702 /hurd/subhurd.mdwn
parentcbcac97bc6799459177a410f4fe6d2930706dd33 (diff)
Document using debootstrap instead of crosshurd
Diffstat (limited to 'hurd/subhurd.mdwn')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/hurd/subhurd.mdwn b/hurd/subhurd.mdwn
index 78aa20ec..859be377 100644
--- a/hurd/subhurd.mdwn
+++ b/hurd/subhurd.mdwn
@@ -38,10 +38,11 @@ The system for the subhurd is a normal Hurd installation, which could just as
well run standalone. You can use any of the various possible installation
methods, or reuse an existing installation if you already have several. If
using [[Debian_GNU/Hurd|running/debian]], the easiest is probably to use
-[[running/debian/crosshurd]], which you can run directly from your main Hurd to
-set up another Hurd on a different partition, without ever rebooting. (You can
-run the `native-install` step from a chroot or already in a subhurd.)
+debootstrap as root:
+ mke2fs /dev/hd3s4
+ settrans -ca mnt /hurd/ext2fs /dev/hd3s4
+ debootstrap sid mnt/
### IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-15
@@ -66,7 +67,7 @@ simply boot the subhurd as an unprivileged user by issuing
boot /dev/hd0s6
-(Replace `hd0s6` by the name of your partition for the subhurd.)
+(Replace `hd0s6` by the name of your partition or backing file for the subhurd.)
/!\ The partition must be unmounted (or mounted read-only) before you boot from