[TAG] Re: Gentoo Installation
jimregan at o2.ie
Tue Sep 21 05:50:16 MSD 2004
John Karns wrote:
> Am re-posting, as I didn't see it make it out. Apologies if I just
> somehow missed it.
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Jimmy O'Regan so eloquently said:
>> Repeated, with added emphasis: NWFS is Netware's *disk* filesystem.
>> Not a network system; an on-disk, physical filesystem, like Ext2 or FAT.
> I *do* understand that. To clarify, the disk was physically removed from
> the Novell server, then connected and mounted in a machine which booted
> Linux, in order to copy the files over from a Novell filesystem. I did
> error slightly in that msg however, by referring to it simply as 'ncp'.
> I'm still unsure of just how it should be referenced. The kernel cfg help
> file states it as:
> NCP file system support (to mount NetWare volumes) CONFIG_NCP_FS
> Perhaps it should be referred to as ncpfs for Linux then, although the
> bsd nomenclature NWFS seems more accurate, IMO.
ncpfs - Mount Netware shares over the network, like smbfs or cifs to NT
nwfs - Mount Netware disks, like ntfs to NT
As far as I knew, the standard Linux kernel only had ncpfs, similar to
BSD ncpfs, with a patch available to add NWFS, which wasn't added to the
standard kernel. It seems odd that they'd add it to the ncpfs module,
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