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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: silly [solved] question regarding Win32 and PPC Reply with quote

hi All,

this question is pure noobness, and has little directly to do with Gentoo/PPC.

let's say i have a Windows 98-formatted hard drive with data i want to archive. let's say i don't have a Windoze box. let's say a Mac says, "Blegh, MS-DOS, abort!" and a Gentoo/PPC says, "The disk is empty."

if i compile the Gentoo kernel with the appropriate (Win32) file system support, will i (should i) then be able to list directory contents and copy files between media? is that all i need to do?

thanks,

ry


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you need is support for the target filesystem (Win9X == FAT ; NT, 2000, XP, Vista == NTFS)

If you enable FS support for FAT and NTFS you can read and write to these FS.

And you should emerge the userspace utils for the target FS.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also make sure you have MSDOS partition table support enabled in your kernel (File Systems -> Partition Types -> PC BIOS Support).
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