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Re: share partition between macosx and debian

On Oct 14 2003, David Röhr wrote:
> MacOS can't read ext2/ext3. But Linux can read USF and read/write to
> HFS+ (YOU SHOULDN'T!), but you can if you want :)

There is one plugin/kernel extension for macosx to be able to read/write
to ext2 partitions, but, IME, it is still quite immature and you should
use that only for filesystems that don't hold important data. For
further information, see <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsx>.

The other solutions that I can think of right now for sharing the files
are (besides using things like USB disks etc):

1 - using mol to establish a network connection and use SMB or NFS to
share files between your systems;

2 - using the kernelspace hfsplus module for reading/writing to some
partitions where macosx has access to -- be careful to not use
journalling on those partitions (it didn't work the last time I tried);

3 - use the userspace hfsplus package and its commands;

4 - use a vfat partition (see dosfstools) to share files between your

I think that the most promising solution is to use the second solution
pointed above.

BTW, be careful to not write files with colons in their name, as they
aren't valid files for HFS+ fs, but the hfsplus module did allow me to
create some of those files and macosx couldn't access them.

My experiences with it are a bit old, since I had to take care of the
final phases of my M.Sc. degree and I have not had much time to play
with Linux on ppc since late August.

> Don't think so, but there maybe is something out there.

I would like to test the new installer on my oldworld in the near future
(and possibly help with reports). If anybody knows of any gotchas, I'd
love to know.

> > Does the Debian partition still need to be first with swap? 
> No.

It helps if the bootstrap partition is at the beginning of the disk, but
that is not a strict requirement, as you can always use the option-key
trick on boot, if things fail (but not much).

[]s, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito

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