Re: No HFS driver, and "change install priority" menu option missing -- and other bugs found while testing 2.4 boot floppies on OldWorld PowerMac
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 11:11:49PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 29, 2004, at 01:30 PM, Holger Levsen wrote:
> >>>However... There is one important thing missing from the boot
> >>>disks. Specifically, the "System" file is zero length. This is
> >>>true of both boot and ofonlyboot for both 2.4 and 2.6. It won't
> >>>boot that way.
> >>Arg, again. I have to checkup and see what is missing in the
> >>build process,
> >>but i will not be able to do so until friday.
> >I just successfully booted the kernel from
> >and was asked for the root floppy. (on a power mac 4400/200)
> Hmmm... You learn something new every day!
> I think I've just discovered a major difference between the "hfs"
> implementation in 2.4 and that in 2.6.
> When one mounts an hfs filesystem under 2.4, there are a bunch of
> pseudo-directories with names beginning with a "." that give you
> access to the finder info and the resource forks of all the files.
> This feature is not there in 2.6. (Or else I need to RTFM -- can
> somebody point me to the right FM?)
> Thus, running a 2.6.8 kernel, mounting the boot.img file as an hfs
> filesystem make it appear that the finder is zero length! In
> reality, only it's "text" fork (If that's the right word) is zero
> length -- all the good stuff is in the "resource" fork, which
> doesn't show up.
> So, I owe Sven an apology! As Holger found out, the boot floppy is
> perfectly functional.
> Now, is the loss under 2.6 of the HFS ".finderinfo" and ".resource"
> pseudo-directories a bug, or a feature?
You probably need to load the hfs+ driver ?
If that doesn't solve it for you, please fill a bug report againstz our 2.6
powerpc kernel packages.