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    Anyone use Phat Linux XP?

    hey guys. stumbed across this cd on ebay (ill post a link later im on my mac ) and it was for Phatlinux XP ...which is basically like Topologilinux (or is it the new name for it?)

    in short, it creates a folder on your hard drive a couple gigs in size and boom theres your linux install. NO partitioning.

    im currently using yoper now...with minor issues...but just curious to know if anyone has tried this out
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    http://www.xplinux.biz/phat_linux.htm

    looks pretty interesting, but after you install it you wont be able to write to a NTFS partition

    also it looks like it requires a boot cd to boot to the phat linux


    i really dont see any big plus that would make me use it


    i mean if you just want to try linux you can just use a livecd (which is simpler)


    and if you want a regular install of linux, obviously putting it on its own partition makes it easier to manage(dont have to worry about NTFS write support, things in windows overwriting your linux files, etc ) , and you wont need a boot cd each time you start up
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    it is definitely a bad idea to currently let any linux kernel write to a ntfs partition. it would be better for you to simply use systemrescuecd to resize your ntfs partition, and let linux install on your now free space. that way to can keep them separate.

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    i was just curious. ill stick with yoper then.

    i thought we coul write flawlessly with captive NTFS?
    Mian rig
    2 x Dual G5 1.8ghz @ 29C :eek:
    3gb ram
    2x160GB Sata 1x250GB IDE
    ATI 9600, dual monitors - 19" AOC LCD's, 42" RCA Plasma!
    OC'ed Super Drive (8x SL to 16x DL, i heart firmware flash)
    Backup Rig: 4 x Dell Optiplex G270 2.8ghz HT 1Gb ram
    iPod Touch 3.1.2 Jailbroken!
    OSX 5.8

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