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Next Previous Contents v1.1, 13 November 1995

Umsdos is a linux file system. It provide an alternative to the EXT2 file-system. Its main goal is to achieve easier coexistence with Ms-DOS data by sharing the same partition. This document explain first how to use Umsdos in different configuration, and later explain its operation and try to provide some information letting you decide if it is a good choice for you (see UMSDOS-WHY-TO at the end).

1. UMSDOS: Where is it ?

2. Umsdos as your root partition

  • 2.1 The pseudo-root concept.
  • 2.2 Things to know about the pseudo-root

3. Different topics about the operation of Umsdos

4. How to boot a Umsdos system

5. Basic principle

6. Installation/UN-installation and some tricks

7. Setting a Linux section in a DOS partition


  • 8.1 The goal of Umsdos
  • 8.2 Who needs it
  • 8.3 Performance issue

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