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Old 06-12-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
chunlee
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mounting external disks?


hi there:

just a quick question about mounting external disks.

what file formats that can be mounted in linux? in my case, i have a external disk formated in Mac OSX as OSX extended. would i be able to mount this drive in linux?

many thanks
 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi

it depends on what file systems your kernel supports

taken from man mount:
The file system
types which are currently supported are: adfs, affs, autofs, coda, coherent, cramfs,
devpts, efs, ext, ext2, ext3, hfs, hpfs, iso9660, jfs, minix, msdos, ncpfs, nfs, ntfs,
proc, qnx4, ramfs, reiserfs, romfs, smbfs, sysv, tmpfs, udf, ufs, umsdos, vfat, xenix,
xfs, xiafs.

concerning hfs+ (which is OSX extended) there is a kernel option for it although its not listet above
(I just saw it, Im sorry for suggesting it not being there)


the following is obsolete then:
you could format your disk with the hfs file system which both systems can read,
although there are some bugs (read .../Documentation/filesystems/hfs.txt in your kernel source folder) with it

would you be able to mount it? with one word: yes

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