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sup909

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Loading Multiple OS Versions on One Flash Drive
« on: August 11, 2009, 23:20:06 »

Been playing with the Windows version of Milky for a couple of days now and it appears it doesn't need to install any registry information. Not sure if this is the same for Linux, etc.

Any reason why I couldn't Install a Linux, OS X and Windows version on a Fat 32 formatted thumb drive and tote that around as a universal launcher for the program? I assume I could store my .MOD and .XI files in there as well.

Any problems using a FAT 32 drive for launching a Linux or OS X program?
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Re: Loading Multiple OS Versions on One Flash Drive
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 08:10:50 »

Unix permissions (especially the execute bit) don't exist on FAT32. So, that permissions are fixed at mount time, with mode=/user=/group= options. You may arrive on a system with automount, where the permissions are not sufficient. On that case, you still can copy milky in another location and chmod it as you need...
So, the reply is : you could have a problem, but there's an easy workaround ;)
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Re: Loading Multiple OS Versions on One Flash Drive
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 11:09:02 »

The Windows versions are self-contained. On OSes with Xs in their name, the config file is stored at $home. You'd probably need to poke the source code to make Milky behave similarly to the Windows version and use the config file in the folder.
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