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Subject: Re: ROCKBOX AND NTFS ???

Re: ROCKBOX AND NTFS ???

From: Christian Marg <christian.marg_at_tu-clausthal.de>
Date: 2005-08-10

Hello...

Jonas H. wrote:
[NTFS-Support for Rockbox]
> That won't work as far as I understand. My understanding was, that the
> Archos requires the drive to boot from to be FAT32 and that this is not
> something Rockbox can work around because Rockbox is not involved in the
> very first stage of booting.

Of course one would have to have Rockbox firmware (or at least Bootbox)
flashed and it would need ntfs-support right out of the flash rom. But
that is too hypothetical to ever happen.

The NTFS documentation is really bad - see the Linux NTFS efforts: It
was easier to wrap around Microsoft Kernel drivers to get NTFS running
(Captive NTFS) than to implement from scratch (Linux NTFS kernel driver)...

bye
Christian

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