Re: But ....
On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 04:38:06PM -0700, Andrew Agno wrote:
> Thought I'd add this mail I got to the discussion. Incidentally, my
> list came from lwn.net.
> Andrew Agno uttered:
> > > Is there any way of installing Linux onto a FAT (Win 98) part. ,
> > > without standing the risk of losing data (either of the disk or of
> > > the partition ) ?
> > Yes there are ways to do this--check out Phat Linux, Armed Linux, or
> > Dragon Linux.
> > Andrew.
> Don't neglect Zip-slack (www.slackware.com). But my experience with
> running linux on vfat has been poor. Blow the $25 on a used 2 GB IDE
> drive and dedicate it to Linux...
Red Hat will also install on a FAT partition; you need a bootdisk
to get into it, though. Lose the disk and you can kiss your Linux
goodbye. And it runs like a dog - I installed it once on a P166
and it ran like a low-end 486.