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Old 07-24-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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OS-X and Linux ext4 file system

I have a triple-boot computer: OS-X, Windows 7 and FC 11. I predominantly use OS-X, which doesn't understand Fedora's ext4 file format. Everytime I boot up I am greeted with a window telling me OS-X couldn't mount the disk and asking if I want to Initialize, Ignore or Eject the disk!

Obviously, I don't want it to initialize my Linux drive, so I've been taking turns ignoring and ejecting. What I'm looking for is a way to permanently tell OS-X to ignore the drive.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Old 07-24-2009, 01:51 PM   #2
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Well, gues what
Fedora 11's ext4 is also making my debian stuff, including the livecd I was working on, not work either
If i try to use "persistent" feature
it finds fed11 ext4 on hda4 and freaks out.

That sucks huh?
I was thinking about moving fed11 from hd to usb

how are you going to fix it deadbug?
Old 07-24-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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I'm hoping someone knows more about OS-X than I do and can tell me how to configure OS-X to ignore my FC11 drive.

I have no problem with ext4 otherwise. FC11 understands and uses it seamlessly. It is simply not a format Apple has decided to tell is OS about.

Nothing has stopped working; it is just an annoying message I'm greeted with every time I start my computer. It has a BSD core; there has to be a way to do this; I just haven't found it yet.
Old 07-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #4
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Don't know, on linux you would edit /etc/fstab and you would use the noauto option to prevent the running OS from mounting this or that specific partition when it boots up. Somewhere OS X must have a similar file but not being an OS X user, I could not tell where, what it is named and whether it supports customization at all.


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