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Re: No Sectors left of 120GB Drive



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Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 03:02 -0700, jdow wrote:
>> As a side note the partition tables the Amiga had actually could
>> support descriptions for nested data partitions quite safely. There
>> were "reserved" blocks at the head of a partition and similar reserved
>> blocks at the end of a partition space. I explored these possibilities
>> as I wrote the partitioning software supplied by a major Amiga hard
>> disk controller manufacturer.
> 
> And there wasn't any of this primary / extended / logical partitions
> inside extended partitions, gobbledygook, either.  It was just
> partitions inside the drive.

I miss the Amiga!  So many things done smartly! real fast screen
refreshes, icons that don't "play dead for minutes at a time, etc. etc.

> 
> Speaking of Amigas, have you got Fedora to read any Amiga FFS hard
> drives, or even Zip discs?  I've got a hankering to transfer some old
> data onto Fedora, and I'd rather not have to try getting Samba working
> with Miami over a serial port link.  Ugh, torture!
> 
You'll need to rebuild the kernel to add in support for FFS, after that
no problems, (you still can't read floppies though)


Scott
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