This is pretty useful, I am going to try to tie this into a thread on the
spins list which might end up looking weird for threading.
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 14:10:55 -0600,
Callum Lerwick <seg(a)haxxed.com> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Bruno Wolff III
> It would be especially useful to hear from people that have estimates on how
> many Windows users that are likely to try out Fedora spins are likely to
> be using vfat on their C: drive.
According to the latest Steam hardware survey:
97.33% of users are using NTFS. (Click "Other settings" on the bottom)
Really the only worry I see is that 4GB+ images probably won't work
for Live USB. USB sticks are usually FAT, and I think the Live USB
system requires it, as it uses syslinux. Booting Live USB off NTFS or
ext2 should be possible to implement. NTFS patches for GRUB exist, but
Fedora's GRUB doesn't seem to have them:
Grub also allows its files to be referenced by block numbers. That could
be used to work around loading the grub config file.
I don't think getting people to reformat their usb drives is that big of
a deal. They can copy stuff off, format it, and then copy stuff back.
The issue is getting it to work both as liveusb and still letting it be
used under windows for moving files around.