Re: Debian into an existing Loopback file system
on my laptop I use a loopback-file for the /usr partitions.
This is however, very slow.
I think you would be better off using the umsdos filesystem (which hapily
co-exsists with windows on the same disk-partition without troubles).
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Curt Howland wrote:
> I realize that the "best" way to install a distribtion
> of Linux is to wipe the disk and start over, but I'm
> curious if anyone has tried this.
> I put a copy of Dragon Linux on my laptop, in a 1-gig
> loop-back "partition" file so that it cohabitates with
> windows just fine. However, having actually tried to
> use it has caused me to see the .deb package system and
> dselect with renewed awe and reverence.
> Can Debian be installed "over the top" of such a loop-
> back style installation?
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