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Re: SEUL: Partitioning

> Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I always found the most
> worrying part about Linux was the repartitioning of the hard disk. If
> Win95/DOS users want to run Linux, why not provide an option which creates a
> large file on the DOS partition and then mke2fs on that file - using the
> loopback module? This should be just as fast as "proper" ext2 filing
I have no idea whether it will be as fast as the real thing, but it
certainly sounds like an excelent idea! (must just convince the user not
to delete it while in DOS/Windows).  Of courese it will probably not be
quite as optimal as a real partition, but for our needs it sounds ideal.
Anyone have any real technical complaints about this?

> systems, but without repartitioning. This also has the advantage that the
> user does not have to repartition _again_ if s/he decides that Linux is not
> for them. All that's required under DOS/Win95 is defrag, and if the user
> doesn't have DOS/Win95, then there's very little reason not to repartition.
> --
> Thomas Molesworth            (thomas@bass.almac.co.uk)

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