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SubjectRe: fdutils.
Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.21.0111150027200.3058-100000@Consulate.UFP.CX>
By author: Riley Williams <>
In newsgroup:
> As I see it, there are the following options available:
> 1. Insist that those using the rescue CD have two CD drives.
> In my book, that's a non-starter, so 'nuff said).
> 2. Prohibit access to the CD drive for anything other than the
> rescue CD.
> 3. Copy the contents of the CD into a ramdisk, then run from
> the ramdisk.
> If the user has enough RAM, maybe, but if not...
> 4. Provide a "Virtual CD Drive" on single CD drive systems
> (similar to the way drive B: on MS-DOS 2.00 and later is a
> virtual floppy drive on single floppy systems).
> I'm not sure how this would work in practice, but it could
> be done, I'm sure.

All of this is why different rescue-CD distributions take different
approaches... as well as those that use other means such as floppy- or

One size doesn't necessarily fit all, and that's just fine.

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