Re: *BSD port of debian potentially easier than Hurd portRe: [Richard Stallman <email@example.com>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns
On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 12:29:27AM -0800, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> > Note you might have to build your Linux system on a UFS drive to do this
> > safely/sanely, but it's doable at least and the result would still be
> > cool. =>
> No no no, I really want to be able to switch to BSD on my CURRENT ext2
> partitions. the BSD kernel has ext2 support already... Can't it boot off an
> ext2 partition? The whole 'wow, cool' thing about it is having BOTH
> systems... just flipping between em with a simple command. No scrounging
> around with separate partitions... I'd like the "BSD-kernel dependant"
> stuff to just be alternatives that we flip between, and the packages go in
If it can then no worries.. However if it can't, Linux will boot off
UFS. In fact, Linux can boot off anything with sufficient permissions,
ownerships, and filenames..
> Later on, a port that used UFS for the base filesystem would be cool too.
> In fact, if our bootdisks had the tools to make such partitions, and the
> kernel included the support, Im sure we could make our Debian GNU/Linux
> system run on UFS by default, or be user selectable. THAT would be cool.
You might be able to make a bootdisk that installed UFS by default
actually. It would not be nice on a 1.44 floppy (unless we start
building syslinux with bzip2 support) to offer both on the same floppy
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