cvs commit: src/sys/fs/msdosfs msdosfs_vfsops.c

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Mon Jul 23 10:26:40 UTC 2007

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
> >   Make using msdosfs as the root file system sort of work:
> In case anyone is wondering 'Why the hell would anyone wish to do
> this?' consider the case of various embedded systems and small
> devices where the medium is pre-formatted as MS-DOS. or where the
> format on the medium is tied to MS-DOS for other reasons. And it'll
> also let you boot FreeBSD from your digital camera if your hard disk
> fails.

Also good for USB flash disks since paritioning them in a way that keeps 
Windows happy AND allows you to boot FreeBSD is.. non-obvious.

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