Re: Update: HPFS on SuSE 9.3
- From: Hendrik Schmieder <unused@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:23:19 +0100
> On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 21:11:44 UTC, Michael Lueck
> <NmlueckO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Who develops / where is this Linux HPFS driver. I have been looking for a non-M$ file system which has a driver for Linux, OS/2, and Windows. Possibly with this HPFS driver it could be made ready for
> > the 64-bit world and also port it to Windows.
> > Thus, I would be happy with HPFS, XFS, JFS... just as long as it is actively maintained code (guessing HPFS for Linux is not) and will be around, supported, etc... Not interested in NTFS drivers as
> > Windows comes with them, would auto-mount such a partition, etc...
> In my multi-system (OS/2, SuseLinux, Win2000), I have been using SuSE
> Linux since 6.1 (Now 10.1). In those earlier distributions the HPFS
> needed to be loaded as a kernel module to be able to read a HPFS
> partition or ZIP partitioned in HPFS. However, with the newer
> distributions, it appears to be built into the 32 bit distribution
> kernels (i.e. I did not have to load the module) In seeking an answer
> to the earlier problem, before discovering it was a 64bit issue, the
> answers being received from the linux community was that this module
> is no longer supported - so I guess unless some OS/2 and/or linux
> users with C/C++ abilities want to take up the task, it will not be
> available in 64bit linux. Now, please know that I am an intermediate
> (linux) user and have never "rebuilt" a kernel from "sources." It may
> be possible to rebuild a 64bit linux kernel with HPFS capabilities -
> at the moment this is beyond me. I am happy with a 32 bit system at
> 3GHz that can access all partitions.
Although the HPFS Linux driver may not be supported at the moment, this
driver is still in the kernel tree, so you can build your own 64-bit
kernel with HPFS support.
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