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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Back in Black (TiBook 1 Ghz) - shared /home Reply with quote

I have (once again) succumbed to the awesomeness that is Gentoo.
Since I work (and play) almost exclusively in *nix, OS X was getting a little annoying.

So I'm back, but I have one question -
How do I implement a shared /home directory between OS X and Gentoo?

I have a separate partition set up for /home, and currently have it formatted as ext3 (which is only temporary).

I tried formatting it in NTFS and FAT32 (so that OS X could auto-mount it), but linux reported that these are
read-only filesystems (yes, I checked the 'write' option in the kernel). Other than using the ext2fs program for OS X (which has been, for me, EXTREMELY enreliable), what should I do?

I'm pretty sure linux should be able to write to NTFS and FAT32 partitions... x86 has been doing it for years!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a note, you can't really write to an NTFS filesystem yet. You can, but the size of the file that you are writing has to remain the same, which, if you think about it, is impossible in most cases and defeats the purpose of having a writeable filesystem.

As for needing to share the /home partition, I'm not sure I would recommend unless you are going to use a different user under OS X than you do under Gentoo. Mainly because the shell init scripts may be slightly different. But who am I to stop you. ;-)

:arrow: Of course, Linux does have full read/write support for a a few different Apple filesystems, they are in the "Miscellaneous filesystems" section on the 2.6 kernels.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

FAT32 works fine for me - both reading and writing. You only have the common problems with rights and so on.

BTW, I use http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsx/ for accessing Linux Filesystems. But I don't share my home directory with it - I'll have a swap partition, that is mounted on both systems.

It works - but It's not the best thing.

Another possibility would be: mol. Run OSX from Linux, and share a folder via Apple Sharing or SMB or something else.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - I think I'm going to make a shared fat32 partition (this seems to be the 'best' way to do it).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HFS+ works fine for me under Linux...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_savage wrote:
HFS+ works fine for me under Linux...

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This is what I'm, saying.
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