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Re: cvs commit: src/nrelease Makefile

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 18:35:39 -0800

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 20:47:27 -0500 (EST)
justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> >   Log:
> >   Update installer to version 1.1.4.  Highlights include:
> >
> >   - Allow user to MFS-back any of their new filesystems.
> Can you explain this a bit further?  Normally I'd just try it and find
> out, but I'm on the road.

Sure.  In the Select Subpartitions step, in the Expert Mode view, there
is now a "MFS" checkbox for each mount point.  When the checkbox is
selected, that subpartition is created as an MFS-backed filesystem on
the system being installed.  These filesystems operate in the same way
as the read-write filesystems on the LiveCD itself.  No disk space is
used for these sorts of filesystems; they live in memory, and are
volatile (their contents disappear across reboots.)  /tmp is an obvious


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