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Re: Pre-linux Windows program - was Re: bill gates Linux

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 07:04:46PM +0200, Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> was heard to say:
> On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 04:30:10PM +0100, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> > Another idea: why not support an installation in an ext2 filesystem
> > which is really a big file on a Windows VFAT partition, mounted using a
> > loopback device? That would do away with all the partitioning; that
> > would only be needed when the user wants to get rid of the relatively
> > minor performance penalty of the extra FS layer.
> Are VFAT partitions still common?  I thought Windows 2000 and XP both
> used NTFS by default.  And last time I tried (about a year ago, I think)
> mounting NTFS read-write on Linux was still flaky.

  That may be true, but most of the Windows users I know still have a 95
variant on their computer.


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