I recently read about the Minix3 release so I thought I’d give it a try. Since I got a wee new machine which can do real hardware-virtualisation using kvm/qemu, which works pretty fine with Windows XP, Linux and FreeBSD, I thought to give that new setup a really hard time. I started off installing GNU/Hurd which was a bit of a pain; when I first tried to install it I *really* thought I was installing GNU/Linux – the HURD installtion-routine was even showing off with Tux, the Linux-Penguin! That was kinda… odd.
However, I wanted to give Minix3 a shot and downloaded the official release from their website. This was version 3.1.2a and I thought kvm would do just fine. Unfortunately I ran into the same problem over and over again, trying to give kvm several different parameters all the time.
Thing was that I always got this “Floating exception”-error. After searching on the net quite a lot I basically found out that the new version – 3.1.3a – solves those kvm-related problems.
At the moment it’s still installing – doing a bloody badblocks-scan – but later I’ll post more details.
Oh, also, on a related note: I had quite some nice vacation the last weeks.
Update: Base installation works. Networking doesn’t. It’s 2AM now, so I’ll check that out later.