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Re: EMILE package testers sought

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 01:47:12PM +1100, Finn Thain wrote:
> If you make /boot HFS, the kernel is limited to a read-only mount, and so
> you'd need special tools to write to it: hfsprogs, hfsplus and/or 
> hfsutils. So installing kernel debs isn't going to be much easier.

The 2.6 kernels should have working r/w support for both HFS and HFS+
(with some minor exceptions like journalling mode on HFS+ or HFS-X).
Have you tried it recently? I know it was broken back in the old days,
but Roman has done a good job of updating them for 2.6. Setting
creator codes and such is probably easier with the user space tools,
but just creating files and writing to them should work better using
the kernel support.

	Brad Boyer

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