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Re: hurd installation

From: Данило Шеган
Subject: Re: hurd installation
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:33:51 +0100
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Hi Alfred,

Данас у 15:02, Alfred M. Szmidt написа:

>    You've actually tried to run Linux kernel using GNU filesystem.
> There is no such thing as a "GNU filesystem", yet.  

Yes there is: "filesystem of a GNU system", as currently residing in
someone's GNU installation ("installation of the GNU system").  Both
forms are allowed in English (perhaps I should have said "GNU's
filesystem", but it's probably not necessary just like it's not
necessary in "computer screen" for "screen of the computer"), and they
can mean the same thing (it's about how to get genitive in English).

Only if you want to misunderstand, you will (since they, indeed, can
mean different things, as you implied).  If you don't like English
grammar, don't complain to me :)

>    because I hope Linux would complain if ostype is not set to linux
>    on ext2 filesystems it tries to use as root filesystems.
> No it shouldn't, it is still ext2.

Still, if it complained (not necessarily halted, a warning might be
enough: you wouldn't be annoyed by a warning indicating that you're
running your GNU/Linux system off a "Hurd" ext2 filesystem, would
you?), we wouldn't be having this discussion in the first place. 

> Infact, I often just format all my filesystems with "hurd" as the
> creator just so that I can use translators where I need them.

You've got a point there, but I still disagree.  Filesystems with
"hurd" for ostype are rare enough that if that happens, you're _most
probably_ doing something wrong.  

Unless you're Alfred M. Szmidt, that is :)


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