Re: MacOS file system ?

seth (seth.edwards@pobox.COM)
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:09:20 -0700 (MST)

Actaully, the HPFS (High Performance File System) is for OS/2, so HFS is
correct. HFS is designed for use on MAC formatted disks (harddrives,
zipdisk, floppy, etc.) HFS works great and gives you all the long
filenames, etc. Looks just like a mount VFAT, or EXT2 partition.


> As for the kernel supporting the MacOS filesys (I think it's HPFS or HFS,
> isn't it? Anybody?) , it would be rather difficult, since you have the
> two-forked files to deal with in the transition--in this case, any support
> would probably turn out to be similar to PC Exchange--the two forks split into
> their own files. Unless you have programs that could read Mac files combined
> in a certain format (there are several standards, actually, for representing
> the two forks on a one-fork system such as FAT), it's probably much easier
> just to have the Mac wizards save the files in an IBM format you can read and
> let it rest.

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