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Linux on FAT32

Postby ziajee » Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:29 am

I am having windows 98 with FAT32 ..
i want to install Redhat Linux on it..

is it posiable that i can do..


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Postby slick » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:33 am

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Postby farhanksa » Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:00 pm

u want to install linux on the partition which is fat ??? its not possible..
u have to use either or ext2 or ext3 file system type

mainly u need minimum 2 partitions (advance user uses seprate partitions)
one the main linux partition with the mount point / (2.5bg depends wt packages u want to install)
second the swap usually accoring to the size of ur ram

pls do search on instalation there r lots of replies for it

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:57 pm

Linux can be installed on fat32 partitions, provided u use a seperate one

But installing linux on a fat/fat32/non ext2 /non ext3 partition is really not recommended and it degrades performance to quite a great extent..in short, linux on fat32 sux!

Fat/Fat32 are not Linux-native filesystems..also a whole bunch of permission errors may arise.

Its best to install linux on a seperate native linux parition like on a ext2 or ext3 partition, and set up a dual boot system.In my opinion installing linux on a non linux partition really does not make sense.If u need to access file from fat/fat32 drives in linux, u can do so by mounting that partition as vfat in linux, which can read fat partitions really well

Ext3 is quite similar to ext2 just it has better journalling support.
Also ext3 partitions can be mounted as ext2 on the fly.
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