Re: MacOS file system ?

Craig B Agricola (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 10:30:18 -0500 (EST)

> Hi.
> I'm using kernel 2.0.33 at the present time, and I often exchange
> ZIP disks with our local newspaper editors. They are using Power
> Macs, and the disks I receive from them contain crippled file-
> names but a resource.frk directory. It would be very interesting
> to have the zip disks read/writeable with the MacOS fs. Will that
> be supported in the near future?
> Regards,
> Gerry

There is MacOS filesystem support already available, but you will
have to do a little bit of work (not much). There are two routes.
There is a loadable module for the kernel, but I haven't used it
much other than in my test MkLinux environment. The web page to
look at for putting it into i386 Linux is (I believe)


You can also use the HFS user space utilities. I use these
occasionally under my i386 Linux setup, and they work wonderfully.
If you don't want to screw around with a kernel module and all the
headache, and you are willing to use a set of tools that are pretty
comparable to the mtools (for accessing DOS filesystems), I would
suggest these. Look at

Hope one of them works for you.


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