Linked by James Pryor on Thu 25th Mar 2004 19:40 UTC
Multimedia, AV On Saturday March 20, I spent my lazy Saturday morning browsing the web for Linux news. I surfed over to DistroWatch.com & read the latest happenings in regards to Linux distributions. I read a news blurb on latest release of dyne:bolic 1.2. dyne:bolic is self described as a free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD. I was intrigued by the prospect of playing with a multimedia studio on live CD that won't interfere with my PC's current setup. I downloaded the ISO via Azureus Java bittorrent client. I burned it to CDR using K3B and booted my DAW off the dyne:bolic CD.
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Read/write (NTFS??) mode a problem?
by daniel awlinson on Sat 27th Mar 2004 06:10 UTC

Interesting that the reviewer had an issue with his partition be mounted rw by default - and I'm assuming it is NTFS, as he mentioned he was running winxp and didn't say anything about using non-default filesystems. When I last checked, NTFS support was readonly (well, rw was being worked on but not stable by a long shot). If NTFS support has reached the stage where rw operations can be done without screwing the filesystem, I'd be pretty stoked with that - and I'm assuming that the makers of a liveCD distro designed to be spread around a niche market of people who may not necessarily be crazy techheads would not put un- or semi-stable software on there if it had a possibility of shooting down hdd partitions. Personally I'm thinking the RW thing is a good idea and if I were making a liveCD distro I would do exactly that - but then again maybe that's because most of what I've been using liveCD distros for is fixing up my windows system or backing up data prior to a reformat when necessary.