Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1423 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
jPV wrote: Set the Downloads Path setting in Wayfarer directly to the EXT2 partition, then it doesn't download the files to other location first. It's a bit clumsy solution, but hopefully jaca will fix it in the new downloader code :)
I thought that would be a workable solution, but I just wanted some advice from a user that has used it. The workaround, as you state, is a bit 'clunky-clumsy' a solution, but any
solution is better than none! Quote:
wrote: GiggleDisk isn't needed in the process anymore, you can mount EXT partitions with the bundled Mounter
tool. You can also create mountlists with it by clicking the Mount on Boot button, it'll save a mountlist to DEVS:DOSDrivers then.
Ok, and the Mounter tool was also written by the same author of the EXT2 filesystem, Marek Szyprowski, so that's got to be a good thing - as the person who wrote it has got to know its functions better than some other 3rd party. Quote:
jPV wrote: One thing I'm not sure is that can you create an EXT partition with other than MBR partition table... so it might be difficult to get such a partition on your system HD which has a MAC/RDB partition table. I've only used it on external USB devices.
If I have a 'fresh'/empty HDD then I could surely create a partition with a RDB structure using HDConfig and then use Mounter to partition it as required, or convert it to an EXT2 or EXT3 filesystem! Quote:
jPV wrote: And if you want files bigger than 16GB... in theory it depends on the block size that's been set. 1024 bytes block size makes max file size to 16GB, 2048 would increase it to 256GB, 4096 to 2TB, etc. I have forgotten how did I format my external 2TB backup HD to EXT, but I think I did it under Linux and probably used block size or 4096 bytes (4kB) to get larger file sizes...]
Thanks for the guidance, and I'll bear that in mind as a solution to a problem I thought was going to be more difficult to overcome!
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