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Subject: Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:59:58 -0000 (GMT)

I put a linux partition on mine as well as a fat32 partition. Rockbox
clearly can't handle that (until someone ports ext2 to rockbox of
course!). I can access this partition fine through a linux box. I use it
as a portable home directory, which has a lot of extra options
(permissions settings) than fat32 has.

Dave Chapman said:
> [IDC]Dragon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Rockbox learned a new trick, on the Ondio: the ability to work with
>> multiple partitions, which can be on different drives (internal memory
>> and plugged MMC card). Any extra partitions appear as a special,
>> "virtual" directory in the root dir.
>> We could enable this feature across all models, at a cost of growing
>> Rockbox by ~900 bytes. Perhaps half of this is the fat driver layer,
>> the rest for file system, UI, etc. Each partition mount we prepare for
>> costs ~100 bytes, the Ondio currently supports 2 of them.
>> Would this be of any use, are people partitioning their disks and want
>> to browse across? To how many partitions should we limit ourselves?
>> (Don't dare to ask for a config option.)
> The obvious question is why would anyone want to partition their Archos
> drive?
> Would it be "safer" in case of disk corruption? i.e. you would only
> lose the data in one partition at a time?
> Would it make recording more reliable (less fragmentation of data) to
> have a relatively small partition solely for recording use?
> Any other potential benefits?
> Dave.
> _______________________________________________

Mike Holden
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