O'Reilly Net: BSD Tricks: Linux Compatibility, the Hard Way
Nov 18, 2000, 21:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Lucas)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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."