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029. Can Linux Access OS/2 HPFS Partitions?




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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

029. Can Linux Access OS/2 HPFS Partitions?

A: Yes, but Linux access to HPFS partitions is read-only. HPFS file system access is available as an option when compiling the kernel or as a module. See the Documentation/filesystems/hpfs.txt file in the kernel source distribution. See How To Upgrade/Recompile a Kernel. Then you can mount HPFS partition, using, for example:

 $ mkdir /hpfs 
 $ mount -t hpfs /dev/hda5 /hpfs

 

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