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  • An Open-Source Bootloader For Windows Lets You Run Off Btrfs, Other Possibilities

    Phoronix: An Open-Source Bootloader For Windows Lets You Run Off Btrfs, Other Possibilities

    Quibble is a new open-source bootloader that supports booting Windows XP through Windows 10 and opens up new possibilities like booting a Windows installation off Btrfs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rce-Windows-BL

  • #2
    What a shame to help this crap...

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    • #3
      Why create an open bootloader for a closed os?
      If they want to work on Btrfs, better fixing its bugs. Or maybe work on BcacheFS.

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      • #4
        It could be used by ReactOS as well...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
          Why create an open bootloader for a closed os?
          If they want to work on Btrfs, better fixing its bugs. Or maybe work on BcacheFS.
          and in the same vein as your comment...
          why post useless comments on a website when you could be doing something more productive?

          surely people doing their own thing is more than enough of a reason to do things.

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          • #6
            Seeing some NTFS vs Btrfs benchmarks would be most welcome

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
              Why create an open bootloader for a closed os?
              If they want to work on Btrfs, better fixing its bugs. Or maybe work on BcacheFS.
              Well...there's BTRFS like in TFA. OpenZFS has a Windows Port in progress. ReactOS like mentioned above.

              I think this is awesome news. Cross-platform bootloaders and file systems are what I've been wanting for a long time now.

              If you dual+ boot this sounds like a terrific idea. No more chainloading from bootloader to bootloader.

              And the concept of boot environments for multiple operating systems...fuck me this is a hidden gem of awesome potential.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                I think this is awesome news. Cross-platform bootloaders and file systems are what I've been wanting for a long time now.
                Same here. This is hardly something that warrants pessimism or complaints. I don't recall something like this being done before, so at the very least, I find this project commendable for doing something original, interesting, and potentially useful.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

                  Well...there's BTRFS like in TFA. OpenZFS has a Windows Port in progress. ReactOS like mentioned above.

                  I think this is awesome news. Cross-platform bootloaders and file systems are what I've been wanting for a long time now.

                  If you dual+ boot this sounds like a terrific idea. No more chainloading from bootloader to bootloader.

                  And the concept of boot environments for multiple operating systems...fuck me this is a hidden gem of awesome potential.
                  exFAT is a cross-platform filesystem.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                    exFAT is a cross-platform filesystem.
                    Yeah, but it doesn't have anywhere near the level of features or ability of, well, a lot of file systems. Once OpenZFS hits 2.0.0 and their BSD and Linux versions are on feature parity w/o needing to run FreeBSD from git master it's gonna be awesome...native file system encryption between multiple operating systems, Zstd compression, and a lot more. Y'all should read their upcoming features.

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