Quoting Tom Ehlert <t...@drivesnapshot.de>:

> booting from EXT3 would require to make EXT3 part of the kernel.
> not going to happen.
> otoh there is virtually no disadvantage to have a loadable TSR to make
> EXT3 available as a redirector.

I think booting from a small FAT partition and using a TSR to make  
EXT3 available is the best option then.

> don't wait for multithreading support from kernel.
> in the good old times, when DOS was still active, disk caching
> software implemented 'multithreading' by chaining into
> TIMER and IDLE interrupts.
> just because so far no FreeDOS disk cache supports write caching
> doesn't mean it doesn't exist

I did not know this, thank you for the tip.


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