Installing Debian GNU/Hurd in a virtual machine - Addendum

This is a follow-up of my previous article, with precisions about I/O performances and screenshots of the installer.

Improving the disk I/O performance in qemu

Thanks to Svante Signell who pointed out this simple option:

You can try the following for the HDD parameters! Replace 
-hda hurd-raw.img with
-drive cache=writeback,index=0,media=disk,file=hurd-raw.img

I really have acceptable performances now.

What does the installer look like?

Well, if you already installed Debian in text mode, you won't even realize you're installing Hurd rather than Linux.

The simple (and recommended) partitioning plan
You get the idea :)
Thanks to this installer, installing Debian/Hurd is really easy and should hopefully help spread it better!

Creative Commons License This work by Malina Sulca is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

No comments:

Post a Comment