boot params

Iain Sandoe iain at
Mon Apr 16 21:59:03 EST 2001

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 12:38:17PM +0100, Iain Sandoe wrote:
>> > Ethan Benson wrote:
>> >> the kernel HFS driver is unreliable.
>> Hmmm.  What do you mean?  I use it a lot (without problems AFAICT) - is
>> there something I should know?
> apparently people get occasional filesystem corruption when copying
> larger files around.  its always been rather shady since nobody really
> gives a damn about it.

Those of us with OW machines - booting with BootX (and a vestigial need to
use MacOS for 'rent-paying-work' ;-) _do_ give a damn.  I'd be interested if
someone could point at a reliable way to replicate a fault.

> which is why something as important as the
> kernels should not live on HFS.

OW machines don't have the choice.

>  and bootloaders should live on a
> never mounted tiny HFS partition managed by hfsutils or preferably
> ybin.


> it comes up on irc here and there.

Yes, but I've not seen a report for months - the last IIRC were for 2.3.xx
kernels ...


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