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Subject: Re: ext3 in archos?
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
A couple of things jump out at me here.
First off, yes, with flashed code, there is little reason for linux users
to be confined to the restraints of FAT. BUT suddenly your archos cannot
be used to xfr files to/from your friend's non-linux box ...which may or
may not be relevant to you.
As for symlinks, I can see no reason why we should not implement that
anyway. Windows offers .lnk files, it wouldn't be tooo hard to add that to
the rockbox UI.
>This is sort of addressed in the "FAQ - Features We Will Not Implement"
>under number 9 <http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/nodo.html#9>
>"Support other filesystems than FAT32 (like NTFS or ext2 or whatever)!".
>Though the reason it states for this is that the Archos loads the firmware
>the FAT32 disk. You address this, but I think it is not necessary.
>I - and possibly many others - start Rockbox from the flash ROM.
>This would be conducive to using <whatever fancy> file system.
>This would be nice. ext2 and almost certainly ext3 support linking files.
>That would be nice, since if a file fits in multiple categories, one can just
>hard/soft link them.
>On 12/28/03 at 10:08 PM Robert L. Harris wrote:
> >As I sit here and watch my system re-copy all 20+ Gigs onto the FAT
> >filesystem on my Archos Jukebox I wonder if it's even possible to use a
> >ext3 type filesystem with proper timestamp and permissions on the
> >jukebox? Maybe partition it to 5Megs for FAT to enable the loading of
> >the archos.mod and the rest ext3?
> >doing a "rsync -av --progress /mnt/data1/MP3/ /mnt/usbdrive/" gets old
> >watching the whole thing run overnight.
> > Robert
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