[Nottingham] Re: Maildir on a different partition
peter at petersiepmann.net
Fri Jan 13 15:16:25 GMT 2006
The problem turns out to be much more fundamental than I originally
thought: FAT32 does not support Unix-style permission/ownership
information and hence you cannot use a FAT32 system for your home
directory as many lock files and the like (.Xauthority being one of the
most critical!) need the correct owner/permission.
So, either I keep my system how it was (FAT32 partition mounted as a
subdirectory of my home) or use an ext3 parition to hold my data. As
the machine is not dual-boot, I'd prefer to transfer over to ext3. Just
as soon, that is, as I work out how to split the VFAT in two and
reformat the empty half as ext3. I guess Partition Magic will do that
for me. So now I need to get the BIOS to boot from my dusty old floppy
drive. At the moment it tells me that NTLDR is missing. Anyone had
that one before?!
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