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Re: Fedora Windows Migration Tool



On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin ncsu edu> wrote:
> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > 2008/4/1 nikhil bharadwaj <nikhil bbharadwaj yahoo com
> <mailto:nikhil bbharadwaj yahoo com>>:
> >
> >
> >    I have an idea of importing all the Windows documents,files,etc.
> >    into the Fedora partition during the installation. Also,
> >    maintaining a sync of all the files in both the OS's.
> >
> >    A detailed overview and concept of the idea is in the given link:
> >
> >    http://nikhilbharadwaj.wordpress.com/fedora-project-soc-2008/
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm sort of confused on a couple of things....
> >
> >  why a mirror of the data across partitions? If we are able to mount ntfs
> on a per user basis... why not find a way to use the ntfs partition as the
> data location for the common data for the user in situations where users
> care about cross operating system access?
> > We already have a system to redirect what directories are programtically
> used:
> > http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/xdg-user-dirs
> > Can't the technology here be extended to make use of an ntfs data store
> without the complexity of mirroring?
> >
> >
>
>  Then we have the victory issue. "Hey, Fedora is great! Now I want to get
> rid of my Windows partition." Solvable but not free of charge. This does
> save the actual time cost of mirroring though, which is significant
> considering that if the user is frequently switching we have to check for
> updates to the windows side at every login.
>
>
>
> > Why at install time.. versus an option that can be invoked for any user at
> user creation time or any later time generally though the system-config-user
> dialog?  Don't people have multiple users defined commonly on home XP and
> Vista systems?  Don't we need to be able to configure the OS data syncing
> for multiple users by mapping a fedora username to the corresponding
> username on the XP system?
> >
>  I think this is/has been proposed here, but it is a good idea to begin
> offering the feature at install time, as well as make it continuously
> available post-install.

As I suggested before, make it like firstboot


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