Atari file system support for Linux ?

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Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

Postby AtariZoll » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Maybe just need to stick to good, old Hatari, or Aranym - they will access any of partitioning system, byte-swapped or not ...
I don't know is direct access to attached Flash cards possible - there was some talk about it, but I never tried.
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Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

Postby frank71 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:16 pm

Hi guys, I've ported P.Putniks tool to QT 4.x (should also work on 5.x). Almost all functionality should work. Maybe there is a "delete file" function possible in future, but earnestly, I'm not a filesystem specialist. To deeply understand how P.P.'s tool is working inside, some work has to be done. The used code style is ... lets say slightly old fashioned. So code need to be reviewed and partly recoded.
I've removed all KDE components and used only QT components, so there is no need to install KDE framework. If there is anyone who can implement drag 'n drop features (of course I will try too) this would be a nice tool for managing ATARI partitions on PC.
Please test, but be careful. Working with real devices (flashcards) needs root access. I've removed choice of /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, dev/sda and /dev/sdb, but nevertheless there is enough potential for making huge desaster. 8)

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some tests later: it seems (at least for ICDpro driven devices) GEM partitions will get damages during file transfer on it, and (these) devices are not bootable any more after trasferring files to BGM partitions on it. Okay, linux sources are V0.85, windows version is V1.35. However - something to do here...
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Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

Postby mikro » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 am

Hi Frank, why not to put the project on github, that way it's easy to help you out with features / bugfixes / code review.

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