LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-28-2003, 11:11 PM   #1
ManweoftheValar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
UMSDOS question


WARNING: question

What filesystems does UMSDOS work with? For instance I know it works with FAT but does it work with FAT32 or NTFS? I have a 120GB HDD that is using NTFS (Windows XP Pro) and I'm wondering if I can install Slackware 9.1 using this feature as I'm not really in favor of repartitioning if I can avoid it.

NOTE: I'd like to use LILO with this setup.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:16 AM   #2
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
I don't think it'll work with NTFS because this is fundamentally different to the FAT filesystems. It should work fine with FAT32 though.

If you want something that will work from within an NTFS system then you will want something that creates a huge file on the NTFS system and formats that file as ext2.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:14 AM   #3
/bin/bash
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Mandrake Slackware-current QNX4.25
Posts: 1,802

Rep: Reputation: 47
Quote:
ZipSlack is a special edition of Slackware Linux that can be installed onto any FAT (or FAT32) filesystem with about 100 MB of free space. It uses the UMSDOS filesystem and contains most of the programs you will need. This means that you do not need to repartition your hard disk if you already have DOS or Windows installed. ZipSlack installs into a directory on your DOS filesystem. It can also be installed to and booted from a Zip disk.


The hardware required to run ZipSlack does not differ that much from the full Slackware Linux distribution. Below is the minimum hardware you need in order to run ZipSlack.
  • 386 processor
  • 16 megabytes of RAM
  • 100 megabytes of hard disk space on a FAT or FAT32 filesystem
Sorry but it will not work with NTFS.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 08:00 AM   #4
aaa
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: VA
Distribution: Slack 10.1
Posts: 2,194

Rep: Reputation: 46
Take a look at topilogi linux. It's Slackware based, and uses a loopback file on an ntfs partition.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo umsdos installation grimslater Linux - General 1 04-04-2005 01:44 AM
How much faster? (ext3 vs. UMSDOS) 187807 Slackware 4 10-04-2003 06:26 PM
umsdos install possible off 8.1 iso? esher Slackware 1 03-04-2003 10:26 PM
Kernel 2.4.x and UMSDOS slackerboy Slackware 3 01-03-2003 11:58 PM
UMSDOS vs. loop device okok Linux - General 5 01-29-2002 12:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration