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Re: mkfs command in grub

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: mkfs command in grub
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 20:28:59 +0000
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On Saturday 11 March 2006 14:37, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Unfortunately the rationale behind this idea was not in the original
> email.

I know.

> The main reason for this feature request was that swap space can be
> shared between windows and GNU/Linux this way.  So you can make a fat
> filesystem when booting windows and a swap filesystem when booting
> GNU/Linux.  Although this is not something really important for us, I
> do see the use of such feature.

So? Why does a boot loader have to deal with that? Is a swap partition 
creation critical for booting? Why don't you just make a swap partition in 
the boot process of each operation system and activate it? I really don't see 
this as a task for a boot loader.


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