Re: Woody DVD problem on powerpc
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:
>> On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 01:44:55AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> > This seems to be a brick wall. Is HFS really this crap?
>> 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
>maybe using one of the userspace hfs tools you can create a HFS+ iso
>But then are you not supposed to use ufs for DVDs ?
UDF, not UFS. But I don't think we have tools that will do that
Maybe the answer is to fiddle with the HFS bits so we only have the
boot / install stuff visible in the HFS volume descriptor and leave
the rest of the files on the disc only visible through
ISO9660/RockRidge. That way the install kernel and a running system
will be able to see the packages on the disc just fine, but the host
Mac system won't. I'm playing with that now to see if it will create
an image, at least.
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