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Tolstoi
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Shared partition with OS X Reply with quote

I want to set up a hfs partition to share files between Gentoo and OS X.
My hardrive is already partitioned by OS X. Later I changed partitons under Gentoo. One hfs partition won't be mounted by OS X.
What can I do about this? Choose different format? Will ufs work with Gentoo and OS X?
I really don't know at the moment and of course I want to avoid a new installation.

Somewhere i read that a guy using Debian had the same issue and solved it setting up a partition as FAT. Is that possible?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a good idea. try it let us know if it works. As far as I know OSX doesn't really support many file systems. umm, theres lots of threads about trying to get linux to r/w hfs and as far as I can tell it is flakey.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The driver at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsx/ will allow OS X to mount, read and write ext2/3 volumes. I've used it and it seems quite stable. Much more stable than Linux's hfs support.

One little annoying thing is that it won't automount a partition that wasn't cleanly unmounted; i.e. you have to fsck manually before it will mount in that situation.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been working both with ext2fsx and linux hfsplus support and haven't had any issues in months. Both reading and writing have been working reliably. I hear that very large files might be trouble. Tesseract's caution about ext2fsx is right, you have to make sure your linux partition is unmounted cleanly.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the help. Just installed it at it works !
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As posted above Ext2FS works. But now Gentoo tells me that the mountpoint of my partition doesn't exist (the one I set up for sharing files with OS X).
What I did:
- with mac-fdisk I created a partition and named it shared
- created ext2 on that partition
- put it in my fstab

The output now is "mountpoint shared does not exist".
As I anticipated I got something wrong, but I don't have a clue.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the mount point specified in the fstab exist? For example, if you have /mnt/shared specified in the fstab, make sure that there actually is a /mnt/shared directory, and if there isn't, make one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a fat32 partition ti share files, because ext2 program for osx doesn't work well in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have /shared specified in my fstab but missed to make a /mnt/shared directory. I'll add that.
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