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ReactOS & File systems

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:49 pm
by BPsoftware
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?

Thanks

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:38 pm
by Z98
No. ROS can only be installed on FAT32.

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:10 am
by jimtabor
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.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:17 am
by Mrkaras
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.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:08 am
by Z98
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:36 am
by Wierd
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:15 pm
by Haos
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.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:57 am
by GreatLord
we have a NTFS driver that can read ntfs, But I do not known how well it works.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:10 pm
by etko
So whats the status on cache manager then?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:04 pm
by EmuandCo
Hacked away right now.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:46 pm
by Icy EyeG
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: )

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:04 pm
by preston
Icy EyeG wrote:Now that we're talking about NTFS... Is the NTFS-3g project useful for ReactOS?
lol (sorry couldn't help myself)

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:38 pm
by Z98
No, NTFS-3G is not useful to ROS.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:38 pm
by Haos
@Icy EyeG
Use search option on this forum with NTFS-3G.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:46 pm
by Icy EyeG
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: ).