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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Witch filesystem for Linux & OSX rw access? Reply with quote

Hi!
I have an iBook running gentoo. now I'll buy an bigger HD and I want to make a bualboot with OSx.
I think I'll have a 25 GB partition for files (mostly mp3). I want to read/write on this partition with Linux and OSx.
So, whats the best filesystem for this? (ext3, reiser? can OSx rw on this).

thx
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, i've used the search function and found out that I can access HFS+ unter Linux.

I took a look into my v2.6.0-gentoo sources and found only the hfs module (< > Apple Macintosh file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)). Is this HFS+ or only HFS?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:03 pm    Post subject: HFS/HFS+? Reply with quote

That's HFS. (CONFIG_HFS_FS)

HFS+ is "Apple Extended HFS file system support" (CONFIG_HFSPLUS_FS)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:32 am    Post subject: FAT32? Reply with quote

From my reading it seems that HFS+ is somewhat experimental. I read about someone who used a FAT32 partition to share files which allows for r/w. I think dosfstools has mkfs.vfat which can format FAT32 partitions, but read the man pages on how to make a FAT32 fs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't write on a hfs+, only read (i think). Use fat32... (and ext2?? someone know anithing?)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It´s actually been happening a lot in this area lately.

HFS+ works great in Linux (both R/W) and ext2/ext3 works great in OSX.

That is, with the very latest drivers. Get benh´s linuxppc-2.5-benh kernel with something like
rsync -avz --delete source.mvista.com::linuxppc-2.5-benh my-kernel/
or
bk clone bk://ppc.bkbits.net/linuxppc-2.5-benh (if you have bitkeeper installed)
and download the latest ext2/ext3 drivers from versiontracker.com.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good.... I will make an ext3 partition for my document!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ernstp wrote:

and download the latest ext2/ext3 drivers from versiontracker.com.


I downloaded Ext2FS_1.1b1.dmg from versiontracker & installed it in panther, but it will only let me mount my ext3 partition as read-only, ext2 (no journaling). were you using the older version? or did I miss something? thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got my ext3 partition to mount rw in panther. (with no journaling). I can use the preferences pane in system preferences to mount the partition ro, but to mount it read write I have to use the command line:

Code:

sudo mount_ext2 -x -o rw /dev/disk0s10 /Users/kevin/data


the -x tells it to ignore preference files and mount with the option you specify on the command line.

90% of the time I want it mounted read-only anyway. (the partition is a repository of all my pictures, only when I'm adding new ones do I need rw).

also, looks like some of the gui apps can't handle the ext2 drive; iphoto wouldn't export photos to it. but I have my desktop set using pictures from there, and the finder seems to see it with no problems.
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