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Old 05-27-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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How can I add support for another filesystem?

Hello there lads and lasses,
I've just started migrating my stuff across from my old Amiga to a newer computer - this pentium something box with linux.

Now, I tried to mount an Amiga formatted floppy yesterday like this:
mount -t affs /mnt/floppy

Well, I sort of expected it not to able to recognise the type "affs", and it didn't.

Now, how can I make it work? I guess I need to get a package from somewhere and compile it into the kernel, which is a route I've never ventured to walk until now. Any ideas, chaps?
Old 05-27-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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You will need to compile a module for amiga fs support, or if worst comes to worst recompile the kernel with amiga support in it. A copy of the kernel source can be found at (use latest stable or the same kernel branch you are running now). Good luck, btw read all the docs you can get your hands on about it
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Quote from the Linux kernel documentation for the 2.6.20 kernel

It's not possible to read floppy disks with a normal PC or workstation
due to an incompatibility with the Amiga floppy controller.
I guess you will have to physically move your hard drive to the Pentium or set up some networked solution instead.

btw, I do think that the affs module is part of the kernel package so recompiling a new kernel may not really be required. You will probably have to tell your system actually to use it, though.

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Old 05-27-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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No need of recompiling kernel

The package that support the file system is not a part of the kernel, so no need to recompile the kernel...just use makefile of the package so that the kernel can know it's presence.


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