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Re: installing debian onto a loopback mounted root fs

On Fri, Nov 05, 1999 at 09:28:17PM -0600, Chris Cheney wrote:
> Has anyone looked into installing debian into a loopback mounted root
> partition?  For example having a fileon a fat fs that contains all of
> linux, to avoid having to repartition the hard drive.  This seems like
> it could be very useful for new users wanting to try out linux but do
> not understand how to repartition a drive or don't want to risk
> resizing it.

IIRC, it was "almost doable" for slink, I mean, dbootstrap properly
detected a loop-mounted fs and so that fs could be used to install debian
on it, but the UI didn't have code to format and mount that kind of fs,
so those steps had to be done manually.

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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