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Old 03-13-2002, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question LFS on a Fat32 partition via Zipslack??


First off....I already know how Linux should be running on it's own native ext2 or ext3 partition... Anyway, if I wanted to could I do this on my Zipslack distro? Also could one add in support for a winmodem and multiple cd drives? I haven't looked much at LFS's site, but this is something that I would definately be interested in because of the space restraints on my current computer...(that would be why I opted for a FAT32 distro of slack rather than a full version of slack). All I want is a base OS that can I can run word processing and surf the web with, i don't need any webserver stuff, or crap like that.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 12:54 PM   #2
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Re: LFS on a Fat32 partition via Zipslack??

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Originally posted by justiceisblind
First off....I already know how Linux should be running on it's own native ext2 or ext3 partition... Anyway, if I wanted to could I do this on my Zipslack distro? Also could one add in support for a winmodem and multiple cd drives? I haven't looked much at LFS's site, but this is something that I would definately be interested in because of the space restraints on my current computer...(that would be why I opted for a FAT32 distro of slack rather than a full version of slack). All I want is a base OS that can I can run word processing and surf the web with, i don't need any webserver stuff, or crap like that.
as long as you enable ide or scsi cdrom support you can use as many cd drives as you need. For winmodems have a look at http://www.linmodems.org and see if there is a driver for your card.

It shouldn't be much of a problem installing LFS on a FAT32 partition. Just keep in mind that FAT doesn't have all the kinds of permission support that you may need/want.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 09:03 PM   #3
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Thanks! I have found that there is a driver for my winmodem, I don't think there should be a real problem. I haven't had much problem on with the FAT partition and linux yet, but when I upgrade my machine I'll be opting for a ext2 or ext3 or possibly reiserfs (I've heard good things about it). I'm going to look more into LFS and give it a try.
 
  


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