Is it possible to use HURD Kernel on ubuntu(any version)? It would be good to see other kernels running with ubuntu. But I really wonder is it even possible?


No. According to the Hurd project, there is only one working distribution with Hurd, and that is Debian GNU/Hurd, which is in development.

However, you can run the available image in Qemu.

If you want to run in on hardware, check the GNU/Hurd Hardware Compatability Guide .

  • But why can not we use another kernel? Is it like that we can use only Linux with Ubuntu or there are some other kernels out there?? – puneet Apr 29 '11 at 11:33
  • Because there is no demand for it. Supporting multiple kernels is a complication that is simply not worth it. With the current Debian release you can use the FreeBSD kernel, but as a separate architecture, not as a simple package with the kernel. – Egil Apr 29 '11 at 11:42
  • @Egil Not the only one : archhurd.org – user43790 Jan 27 '12 at 11:33
  • @user43790 Even on the Arch Hurd website the maintainer admits he can't get it working with Arch and is running Debian Hurd for his testing. – Goddard Mar 20 '16 at 1:30

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