Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by ejsh » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Hi:
     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
  Or should I need some kind of special program?
    Thanks


:

 
 
 

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by David Kram » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00



>Hi:
>     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
>  Or should I need some kind of special program?

No.

 
 
 

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Randolph Chu » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>>     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
>>  Or should I need some kind of special program?
>No.

Actually, if you get dmsdosfs (on any sunsite mirror) it will let you read
and write doublespaced dos partitions.... it requires kernel patching though.

randolph
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Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Chris Evan » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00




> >Hi:
> >     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
> >  Or should I need some kind of special program?
> No.

Wrong. There is a kernel patch floating around to do just this. I think
it's called dmsdosfs. Do an archie search for it.

-- Chris

 
 
 

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Todd C. Hus » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00




> >Hi:
> >     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.
> >  Or should I need some kind of special program?
> No.

Sorry, but this is wrong. Here's the comp.os.linux.announce posting:


Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: dmsdosfs-0.6.3 - compressed dos/win95 partition support
X-Original-Date: 10 Apr 1996 06:44:50 GMT
Organization: Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet -GH- Duisburg

Followup-to: comp.os.linux.development.system

Date: Sat, 13 Apr 96 14:23:58 GMT

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

Dmsdos filesystem for Linux:

Dmsdosfs is a filesystem extension for Linux. It allows mounting
compressed dos/win95 partitions under Linux.

Dmsdosfs "converts" the large, hidden files DBLSPACE.* or DRVSPACE.*
into
subdirectories wherein you can find the whole compressed filesystem.

  - supported formats:
        * dos 6.x doublespace
        * dos 6.22 drivespace
        * win95 doublespace
        * win95 drivespace 3 (with some restrictions)

If you can't find it on the ftp servers listed below, try the incoming
directories.

Note: Dmsdos 0.6.3 is a bugfix-only release, it doesn't introduce new
features.

Note 2: Dmsdos support for Linux kernel 1.2.xx will be given up soon, so
this may be the last release that compiles into 1.2.xx kernels.

Frank

Begin3
Title:          dmsdosfs
Version:        0.6.3
Entered-date:   09APR96
Description:    dmsdos filesystem for Linux: extends msdos filesystem to
                allow full read and restricted write access to msdos 6.x
                compressed partitions (msdos files like dblspace.xxx and
                drvspace.xxx). This version is compatible with most new
1.3.xx
                kernels. It supports win95 and works with the new
                DriveSpace 3 format and can read win95 long filenames.
Keywords:       Linux, compressed dos partitions, doublespace,
drivespace


Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Filesystems(/dosfs?)
                96 kB dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz
Alternate-site: ftp.uni-stuttgart.de /pub/systems/linux/local/system
                96 kB dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz
Original-site:
Platforms:      Linux 1.2.xx or 1.3.xx, msdos 6.x, win95
Copying-policy: GPL
End

                                                        -Todd
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Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Peter Alb » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00


  ejshue> Hi: I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.  Or
  ejshue> should I need some kind of special program?  Thanks

Look at dmsdosfs-0.5.7.tgz. Ask archie wher to find it.

Peter

 
 
 

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Andreas Dietric » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00


:
: >Hi:
: >     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
: >  Or should I need some kind of special program?
: No.
:
Yes, Linux can read/write DOS DoubleSpace partitions. I used it quite a
while with 1.2.13. Quite nice, but writing is slow enough to be nearly
unusable. Here's the LSM entry:

Begin3
Title:          dmsdosfs
Version:        0.6.3
Entered-date:   09APR96
Description:    dmsdos filesystem for Linux: extends msdos filesystem to
                allow full read and restricted write access to msdos 6.x
                compressed partitions (msdos files like dblspace.xxx and
                drvspace.xxx). This version is compatible with most new 1.3.xx
                kernels. It supports win95 and works with the new
                DriveSpace 3 format and can read win95 long filenames.
Keywords:       Linux, compressed dos partitions, doublespace, drivespace


Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Filesystems(/dosfs?)
                96 kB dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz
Alternate-site: ftp.uni-stuttgart.de /pub/systems/linux/local/system
                96 kB dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz
Original-site:
Platforms:      Linux 1.2.xx or 1.3.xx, msdos 6.x, win95
Copying-policy: GPL
End

Have a nice day. Andreas
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A:  Two.  One to*it in and one to say that light started when the
    screwing began.

 
 
 

Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by roo » Wed, 24 Apr 1996 04:00:00


: >Hi:
: >     I have a double-spaced dos partition, coult Linux read it.    
: >  Or should I need some kind of special program?
: No.

Wrong! There is a filesystem for doublespaced disk, check Sunsite!

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Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Stelios Parnassid » Thu, 25 Apr 1996 04:00:00


I have downloaded  dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz from both sites:
        Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/dosfs
        Alternate-site: ftp.uni-stuttgart.de /pub/systems/linux/local/system

but cannot gunzip neither of them:

        gunzip: dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz: invalid compressed data--crc error

Anyone had more success?

Stelios
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Does Linux support Dos DoubleSpace?

Post by Wes Landak » Wed, 01 May 1996 04:00:00


:
: I have downloaded  dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz from both sites:
:       Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/dosfs
:       Alternate-site: ftp.uni-stuttgart.de /pub/systems/linux/local/system
:
: but cannot gunzip neither of them:
:
:       gunzip: dmsdosfs-0.6.3.tgz: invalid compressed data--crc error
:
: Anyone had more success?

What did you download it with? If you got it with ftp, make sure you did it in
bin mode... if you used a web browser, I'll bet you 9 out of 10 that tgz is not
a defined extention, and it downloaded it in ascii mode. Most web browsers (and
other programs) have no clue that tgz is supposed to mean tar.gz... I have ran
into this problem a lot when trying to get tgz files, until I realized what the
deal was. :)

Wes Landaker
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