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OS 10.5 - ReiserFS


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Hello,

I've been using Linux for many years now but my department decided to give me a Macbook to play with. Most of my external Hdds are formatted ReiserFS which doesn't seem to be supported [leopard can't read them]. Is there a way to install support for ReiserFS or at least know which file systems Leopard supports so that I format them to one of these systems?

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I believe Leopard runs on hfs+ formatted partitions.
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I believe Leopard runs on hfs+ formatted partitions.
But that doesn't say either if it is possible to add reiserfs support to leopard or which fs types are supported.
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Is there a way to install support for ReiserFS or at least know which file systems Leopard supports so that I format them to one of these systems?
I think my post was clear: Leopard supports hfs+. If you format the partition to hfs+, Leopard will support it. You can to it with Parted Magic Boot CD.
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Unfortunately, Macs do not support ReiserFS. I checked out MacFUSE to see if it might support it, but that is a no-go as well. I am afraid that you are out of luck wrt getting a Mac to directly support your ReiserFS hard drives. You may have to put them onto a Linux system and then access them from the Mac through the Linux box via sshfs or some such.

My understanding is that ReiserFS is falling out of favor even in the Linux world? I don't remember the exact reason, but I seem to recall that it is more "political" than technical. Anyway, for example, SuSE no longer defaults to ReiserFS, falling back to good 'ol ext3.

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I think my post was clear: Leopard supports hfs+. If you format the partition to hfs+, Leopard will support it. You can to it with Parted Magic Boot CD.
So I would assume Leopard supports nothing else than hfs+ which is false.
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Unfortunately, Macs do not support ReiserFS. I checked out MacFUSE to see if it might support it, but that is a no-go as well. I am afraid that you are out of luck wrt getting a Mac to directly support your ReiserFS hard drives. You may have to put them onto a Linux system and then access them from the Mac through the Linux box via sshfs or some such.

My understanding is that ReiserFS is falling out of favor even in the Linux world? I don't remember the exact reason, but I seem to recall that it is more "political" than technical. Anyway, for example, SuSE no longer defaults to ReiserFS, falling back to good 'ol ext3.

Thanks for reply, however, I've never read anything about ReiserFS going behind. SuSE might no longer support it but that's a distro and in my opinion, a *disgusting, horrible, hate it, all negative feelings* one. Linux still supports ReiserFS and I doubt it'll cut the support from either v3 or v4.
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My understanding is that ReiserFS is falling out of favor even in the Linux world? I don't remember the exact reason, but I seem to recall that it is more "political" than technical. Anyway, for example, SuSE no longer defaults to ReiserFS, falling back to good 'ol ext3.
It has something to do with the fact that the original author is on trial for the murder of his wife.

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It has something to do with the fact that the original author is on trial for the murder of his wife.

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Will it read Ext2 or Ext3?
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This page has some info:
http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/arch_fs.html

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This page has some info:
http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/arch_fs.html

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Thanks! On the other hand I can format it as HFS+ and I know that Linux reads that...
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Thanks for reply, however, I've never read anything about ReiserFS going behind. SuSE might no longer support it but that's a distro and in my opinion, a *disgusting, horrible, hate it, all negative feelings* one. Linux still supports ReiserFS and I doubt it'll cut the support from either v3 or v4.
Wow, I feel exactly the opposite. SuSE remains a real favorite of mine. 9.3 was a standout - a bit slow, but a standout. 10.3, which I run now, is simply exceptional. Extremely fast to boot up, completely stable, very well supported, huge selection of app...

I use Arch Linux (which I call a "roll your own" Linux - you configure EVERYTHING by hand) and SuSE - SuSE is sort of the opposite of Arch in that everything is beautifully thought out and preconfigured. I am constantly amazed at how detailed and well thought out SuSE is.

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Wow, I feel exactly the opposite. SuSE remains a real favorite of mine. 9.3 was a standout - a bit slow, but a standout. 10.3, which I run now, is simply exceptional. Extremely fast to boot up, completely stable, very well supported, huge selection of app...

I use Arch Linux (which I call a "roll your own" Linux - you configure EVERYTHING by hand) and SuSE - SuSE is sort of the opposite of Arch in that everything is beautifully thought out and preconfigured. I am constantly amazed at how detailed and well thought out SuSE is.

Just my two cents.
I am amazed at how polite you were in your reply [people usually tend to be much more agressive when it comes to defend their distro].

I don't know SuSE that well. Last time I tried SuSE was more than 5 years ago. I use Gentoo as my everyday distro. I tried Ubuntu lately which is very good but I am really used to Gentoo. Yesterday I got a laptop replacement from my department because my Gentoo laptop died. The replacement is a macbook. It's been hard to adapt. If I feel it is impossible, I'll install Gentoo on it!

However, I am interested in hearing how do you adapt, sync files, etc between your linux and mac life.
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Well, I have written a guide on that very topic! Check out my web site (www.Campbell-tx.net) and follow the links to my Linux To Mac Switcher's Guide. Let me know what you think.

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