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-BeOS filesystem for Linux
-
-Document last updated: Dec 6, 2001
-
-WARNING
-=======
-Make sure you understand that this is alpha software. This means that the
-implementation is neither complete nor well-tested.
-
-I DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY POSSIBLE BAD EFFECTS OF THIS CODE!
-
-LICENSE
-=====
-This software is covered by the GNU General Public License.
-See the file COPYING for the complete text of the license.
-Or the GNU website: <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html>
-
-AUTHOR
-=====
-The largest part of the code written by Will Dyson <will_dyson@pobox.com>
-He has been working on the code since Aug 13, 2001. See the changelog for
-details.
-
-Original Author: Makoto Kato <m_kato@ga2.so-net.ne.jp>
-His original code can still be found at:
-<http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA008030/bfs/>
-Does anyone know of a more current email address for Makoto? He doesn't
-respond to the address given above...
-
-This filesystem doesn't have a maintainer.
-
-WHAT IS THIS DRIVER?
-==================
-This module implements the native filesystem of BeOS http://www.beincorporated.com/
-for the linux 2.4.1 and later kernels. Currently it is a read-only
-implementation.
-
-Which is it, BFS or BEFS?
-================
-Be, Inc said, "BeOS Filesystem is officially called BFS, not BeFS".
-But Unixware Boot Filesystem is called bfs, too. And they are already in
-the kernel. Because of this naming conflict, on Linux the BeOS
-filesystem is called befs.
-
-HOW TO INSTALL
-==============
-step 1. Install the BeFS patch into the source code tree of linux.
-
-Apply the patchfile to your kernel source tree.
-Assuming that your kernel source is in /foo/bar/linux and the patchfile
-is called patch-befs-xxx, you would do the following:
-
- cd /foo/bar/linux
- patch -p1 < /path/to/patch-befs-xxx
-
-if the patching step fails (i.e. there are rejected hunks), you can try to
-figure it out yourself (it shouldn't be hard), or mail the maintainer
-(Will Dyson <will_dyson@pobox.com>) for help.
-
-step 2. Configuration & make kernel
-
-The linux kernel has many compile-time options. Most of them are beyond the
-scope of this document. I suggest the Kernel-HOWTO document as a good general
-reference on this topic. http://www.linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Kernel-HOWTO-4.html
-
-However, to use the BeFS module, you must enable it at configure time.
-
- cd /foo/bar/linux
- make menuconfig (or xconfig)
-
-The BeFS module is not a standard part of the linux kernel, so you must first
-enable support for experimental code under the "Code maturity level" menu.
-
-Then, under the "Filesystems" menu will be an option called "BeFS
-filesystem (experimental)", or something like that. Enable that option
-(it is fine to make it a module).
-
-Save your kernel configuration and then build your kernel.
-
-step 3. Install
-
-See the kernel howto <http://www.linux.com/howto/Kernel-HOWTO.html> for
-instructions on this critical step.
-
-USING BFS
-=========
-To use the BeOS filesystem, use filesystem type 'befs'.
-
-ex)
- mount -t befs /dev/fd0 /beos
-
-MOUNT OPTIONS
-=============
-uid=nnn All files in the partition will be owned by user id nnn.
-gid=nnn All files in the partition will be in group nnn.
-iocharset=xxx Use xxx as the name of the NLS translation table.
-debug The driver will output debugging information to the syslog.
-
-HOW TO GET LASTEST VERSION
-==========================
-
-The latest version is currently available at:
-<http://befs-driver.sourceforge.net/>
-
-ANY KNOWN BUGS?
-===========
-As of Jan 20, 2002:
-
- None
-
-SPECIAL THANKS
-==============
-Dominic Giampalo ... Writing "Practical file system design with Be filesystem"
-Hiroyuki Yamada ... Testing LinuxPPC.
-
-
-