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ReactOS & File systems

Post by BPsoftware » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:49 pm

Hi everybost,
is it possible to install ReactOS on an existing NTFS partition? Even withou tthe security tab's, rights,...is this possible?
On which file systems can ReactOS be installed?

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Post by Z98 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:38 pm

No. ROS can only be installed on FAT32.

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Post by jimtabor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:10 am

Z98 wrote:No. ROS can only be installed on FAT32.
We can support more than FAT32. ATM the device drivers are offline untill cache support is finished. Ext2 will be supported as well.

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Post by Mrkaras » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:17 am

so are the ext2 and NTFS divers written and working themselves just not usable because of the cache? I didn't realize they were that close.

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Post by Z98 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:08 am

Freeldr actually supports a lot more than FAT32. However, that doesn't mean ROS is ready or has the code to support others. There was work done on ext2, but I do not believe we have anything for NTFS.

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Post by Wierd » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:36 am

I was under the impression that once ReactOS's cache manager got fixed (been some time working on THAT one!) that it could then use a MS NTFS.SYS and friends to support NTFS volumes. Otherwise it would only work with the EXT2 driver.

I was also under the impression that EXT2/3 volumes needed some coaxing in order to properly support NT flavor ACLs and extended attribute data?

Wasn't the concensus that we could use some kind of metadata for this purpose?

Been a long time----


Still, A LOT of things will become reachable once the cache manager is correct. Not the least of which is potential for other IFS drivers.

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Post by Haos » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:15 pm

I think it was before kernel has been rewritten and improved by kernel dev team, and that CM was bit hack`ish, but i may be mistaken.

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Post by GreatLord » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:57 am

we have a NTFS driver that can read ntfs, But I do not known how well it works.

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Post by etko » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:10 pm

So whats the status on cache manager then?

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Post by EmuandCo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:04 pm

Hacked away right now.
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Post by Icy EyeG » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:46 pm

Now that we're talking about NTFS... Is the NTFS-3g project useful for ReactOS?
(yes, I know I'm a n00b, but I'm trying to help... I think... :oops: )
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Post by preston » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:04 pm

Icy EyeG wrote:Now that we're talking about NTFS... Is the NTFS-3g project useful for ReactOS?
lol (sorry couldn't help myself)

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Post by Z98 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:38 pm

No, NTFS-3G is not useful to ROS.

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Post by Haos » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:38 pm

@Icy EyeG
Use search option on this forum with NTFS-3G.

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Post by Icy EyeG » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:46 pm

Z98 wrote:No, NTFS-3G is not useful to ROS.
Haos wrote:@Icy EyeG
Use search option on this forum with NTFS-3G.
Thank you, for your polite answers.

I'll use the search (I should have done it before :cry: ).

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