Re: Woody DVD problem on powerpc
On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 03:02:35PM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 11:11:07AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 10:13:07AM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > >On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 06:34:45PM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> > >> Yup. The problem is that an HFS filesystem refers to allocation
> > >> blocks with an unsigned 16 bit integer, so while the specification
> > >> technically allows 2^32 different files, only 2^16 can actually
> > >> be taking up any space, and there are a few system files taking
> > >> up some of that, so in practical terms, it's a little smaller.
> > >
> > >I suppose HFS+ fixes this kind of problems, is it not ?
> > Pass. I know (almost) nothing about HFS and HFS+. I believe that we
> > need the disc to be an HFS/ISO9660 hybrid for powermacs to boot
> > it. Yes?
> The allocation block problem is one of the big fixes in HFS+. It uses
> a 32 bit int to specify blocks. Other improvements were longer filenames,
> unicode, and UNIX style permissions. An HFS volume is the easiest way
> to boot most powermacs, since the defaults assume HFS.
A bit like the FAT16 to F1T32 move on dos/windows ?