quick basic, maybe silly queston?

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Wed Jan 16 02:17:27 EST 2008

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On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:25:59AM -0600, Glenn Ervin wrote:
> If it has been kept up, zipslack is a version that you can install on a 
> FAT32 partition.

I think it's dead now, though I could be wrong.

> Maybe you can install any version on a FAT32 partition.

I wouldn't recommend this approach, even if it could work. For
starters, you won't be able to set ownership and permissions on a
fat32 file system, and software running under gnu/linux, as well as
the distros themselves don't like that. Also, technically, zipslack
ran on umsdos, a unix file system running on top of msdos. I suppose
it would be possible to install and use a gnu/linux distro running on
umsdos, which would of course be on a fat/fat32 file system, but if
you wanted to do that, you'd have to be contented with using a 2.4.x
kernel, unless someone has ported umsdos to the 2.6.x tree, and I'm
just not aware of it.


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