[ut2004] No love with linux installer

Ryan C. Gordon icculus at clutteredmind.org
Sun Mar 21 18:15:52 EST 2004

> This really doesn't make sense.  The installer should not need to know
> anything about the underlying filesystem.  It is not it's responsibility to
> try to do 8.3 to long file name conversion, that's what the Joliet extension
> option is for.  Any CD that must also be readable on a MS Windows system will
> be made using Joliet.  To expect the kernel to cover for an unconfigured
> kernel option is just unreasonable.

fwiw, this seems to be a common issue, so the installer should probably at
least say "you don't appear to have Joliet support, so this isn't going to
work", so I don't have to.

I'm a little annoyed that Joliet is optional, because damned near every
commercial CD uses it, and it's really just Linux snobbery anyhow: there's
really nothing wrong with Joliet, as opposed to Rock Ridge, except
Microsoft invented it, so it must be bad.

At any rate, this discussion is getting both off-topic and silly, so let's
take it off the mailing list.


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