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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
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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