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O'Reilly Net: BSD Tricks: Linux Compatibility, the Hard Way

Nov 18, 2000, 21:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Lucas)

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"As a consultant, I'm required to be familiar with a variety of operating systems. Rather than keep three computers on hand, I just put a 12-gig hard drive in my laptop, split off a meager five gigs for Windows and Linux, and dedicated the rest to FreeBSD."

"This works well enough, and any number of people run their systems in this configuration. It's always irritated me to have two Linux installs on my system, however: one under /linux, and one under /usr/compat/linux . It seems it would be possible to run programs in Linux mode using the existing Linux partition, rather than installing linux_base."

"This column heads off into uncharted, unsupported territory. Don't play with this on a production system. Bring aspirin, patience, and lots of Band-Aids. Here be dragons. Bridge Out Ahead. Beware of Postal Workers. You have been warned."

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