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Old 10-03-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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Cant access JFS file


I,m Just wondering if it is at all possible to get hold of a iso I downloaded on a Distro I messed up & cant log into any more that is run on a "jfs" file system.
Reason I ask is I tried getting to this file to burn to disk using Live mepis distro & it said it could'nt recognise files or reach them etc.
But it recognised files I have on another harddrive (Fedora4) using "ext3"
I really need to get hold of this iso if I can.
The Distro I messed up is Arch which I dont really want to use anymore and only have the basic Apps on it using plain old xfce, Not xfce4.
And the repo that is on it doesnt have any command line CDburner I can install.
So I hoped it might be easier to burn the iso using a Live CD & install it over the top of Arch?

Is it possible to get hold of this iso in a Distro run on "jfs" system, as I thought it was only NTFS that could not be accessed ?
AnyWay
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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I just want to say I have decided to get Arch setup a bit better & installed k3b using pacman to burn the iso I downloaded.
But if anyone knows if it is at possible to access jfs files at all from a live CD etc, as I thought that all linux File systems were accesable except NTFS files from what I have read in the past .
I just expected to run Mepis & burn this iso from Harddrive .
AnyWay I guess I am lucky I have broadband at moment, to install k3b on Arch & maybe I might get to like Arch Linux after all, I just didn't want to have to add heaps of software (dependencies) like I had to, just to install a Burner like k3b so I can burn an iso, Only to wipe off Arch afterwards, But now I might keep it on my HardDrive?
Anyway
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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I use Arch and find it to be pretty good. What problems were you having with it that made you want to change?

At any rate, JFS support needs to be built into the kernel or built as a module for you to be able to use it. I don't know how standard it is across distros though so I can't really help. You can find out if the live CD supports it by typing this in at a terminal, it'll list all the filesystems the running kernel supports.
Code:
cat /proc/filesystem
 
Old 10-04-2005, 05:21 AM   #4
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I thought when you choose which file system to use when formating etc during install (ext3,rieserfs,ext2,jfs) etc etc that was what you would be using.
I started using jfs a while ago on my Linux Distro's when I found I had a lot less problems with my systems & they seemed to run alot faster as well.
During install set up it asked which file system I wanted to use & I chose JFS,
Is there something you actually have to do afterwards is there for JFS to work etc? I still regard my self as a learner big time when it comes to PCs as I have had to learn everything about Linux & Windows all on my own ,mainly from making mistakes(the HardWay) as I dont have anyone around me to teach me.
AnyWay I tried your code and it said "no such file or directory"

Also I still have Arch installed and installed K3B so I could burn ISO but would love to know why I cant access JFS from another Distro?
 
Old 10-04-2005, 06:11 AM   #5
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It depends entirely on whether that "other distro" has JFS support built in. I haven't used many different distros having found one I liked pretty early in the piece so I can't comment on how common it is. If they have support for the filesystem built into their kernel then yes, there is no reason for it not to work.
 
  


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