[gobolinux-users] LiveCD proposal: Use a windows folder to store information

Jonatan Liljedahl lijon at kymatica.com
Fri Nov 24 16:53:01 UTC 2006

Martin Baldan wrote:
> I propose the following:
> A kernel patch that lets the kernel pick the NTFS directory structure, then
> find a configuration file with all the missing info about file permissions,
> about which files are symlinks and all that, and then treat NTFS files
> as if
> they had this info, transparently. The kernel looks into the configuration
> file each time it has to check a file's permissions, and before it accesses
> a file, to find out whether it is a symlink and where it points to. The
> symlink destination could be stored either in the configuration file or in
> the "symlink file" itself, as regular text (I dunno which approach would be
> better). The kernel changes file permissions by editing the configuration
> file, and it creates symlinks by creating text files and then editing the
> configuration file.
> IF this can be done transparently for applications, it might be a good way
> to promote Gobolinux. Otherwise, I agree it's not worth the trouble.

You could do that with a FUSE fs, so no kernel patch would be needed.

Another way would be to just use a plain reiserfs image file, then the
windoze user can use http://yareg.akucom.de/ to access them.

/Jonatan    -=( http://kymatica.com )=-

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