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Re: LiveCD wiping root partition?





On 01/08/07, Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Michel Salim wrote:
>
>>
>> Anyway, hard lesson learned. I wonder how Ubuntu does their live CD
>> install. openSUSE is introducing one too, hopefully for their users
>> the same bug does not occur.
>
> Pretty much every live cd does a dd afaik.

ubuntu 7.04 keeps their rootfs natively on squashfs (versus fedora which keeps
it natively on an ext3 image which lives on a squashfs).

Therefore they can't be doing a dd for the install.

Any reason why dd is preferred over, say, tar? The latter would be much safer. And files would not have to be moved to their final partitions after 'dd' too.

--
Michel

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