Reading Amiga filesystem in Linux?

Reading Amiga filesystem in Linux?

Post by Dances With Cro » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00



On 31 Mar 2000 20:24:41 +0000, mark

shouted forth into the ether:

Quote:>I have an Amiga hard disk but unfortunately no longer have my Amiga..
>I've heard that Linux can read the Amiga FFS filesystem, but I haven't a
>clue how to.. can Linux read it as standard or do I need to download
>stuff? I'm running Suse 6.2 if that makes any difference.

$ su -
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig
(use the ? key a lot, take a look at "filesystems" and what's under there.
Build the Amiga-FFS pieces as modules.)
# make dep modules modules_install

Now shut the computer down, open it up, and plug in your Amiga disk. Never
having worked with an Amiga, I don't know whether or not you'll need an
adapter or not, but once it's plugged in and the power's back on, you
should be able to access the disk in some fashion.  HTH,

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Reading Amiga filesystem in Linux?

Post by spi.. » Sun, 02 Apr 2000 04:00:00


And verily, didst mark hastily scribble thusly:

Quote:> Hi,
> I have an Amiga hard disk but unfortunately no longer have my Amiga..
> I've heard that Linux can read the Amiga FFS filesystem, but I haven't a
> clue how to.. can Linux read it as standard or do I need to download
> stuff? I'm running Suse 6.2 if that makes any difference.

I don't know if it's supplied as a standard module, but you could just
recompile the kernel for it. There's no need to download anything, I don't
think. It's one of the kernel config options.

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