On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 11:56:49 +0000 (GMT) "Thomas Mueller"
Too much to quote here without making a mess, and I want to get to
bed, but thanks for all the ideas.
I noticed the advice with emulators/wine that running programs on an
actual MS-Windows partition can make a mess of said partition; wonder
if there would be such a hazard with Linux instead of MS-Windows.
It depends. I can not comment upon the quality of the ext2fs part of
FreeBSD, but the linuxulator itself will not destroy anything.
Theoretically it can be the case that a sloppy programmed (linux-)tool
may destroy some data if it wants to use something which does not work,
but in this case I would say it is the fault of the tool to not check
Or let's say it differently: if it destroys something, you should have
played Lotto instead of doing whatever you did... ;-)