fuse_adfs 0.11

fuse_adfs is a module for FUSE to present the contents of ADFS floppy disc images as a mountable filesystem on Linux.

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David Boddie
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fuse_adfs is a module for FUSE to present the contents of ADFS floppy disc images as a mountable filesystem on Linux, relying on the ADFSlib module for its image reading facilities.

With this filesystem, disc images can be mounted in the same way as floppy discs and CDROMs, and navigated at the command line or with a file manager. The filesystem translates ADFS-style filenames to Unix-friendly ones and adds suffixes to filenames to help applications recognize certain types of files.

This utility requires both FUSE and the Python bindings package for FUSE. At the current time, the Python bindings need to be obtained from the FUSE CVS repository. Instructions for obtaining them are included in the fuse_adfs archive.

The Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) project allows filing systems to be implemented as normal processes on Linux. Python bindings for the FUSE project make it possible for filing systems to be implemented quickly and conveniently, taking advantage of Python's high level language features.

This page describes various filing systems that have been implemented in Python. I hope to add more of these as I experiment with writing filing systems with FUSE.



Installing fuse_adfs

Enter the ``fuse-adfs`` directory and type::

python setup.py build

Then, as root, type::

python setup.py install

Mounting an image

Before the ``fuse_adfs.py`` script can be run, the kernel module that provides the userspace support must be loaded. The ``fuse_setup.py`` script provided can be run as root to load the ``fuse`` kernel module as required.

Alternatively, you can type the following as root::

modprobe fuse

As a normal user, you can now mount an ADFS image with the "fuse_adfs.py" utility, using the following syntax::

fuse_adfs.py < mount point > < image path >

If the mount point does not exist, a directory will be created for it, otherwise an existing directory can be used instead. Note that, if the directory is not empty, its contents will be inaccessible until after the image has been unmounted - they will not be deleted.

Unmounting an image

When you have finished with an image, type::

fuse_adfs.py -u < mount point >

or type::

fusermount -u < mount point >

Last updated on May 15th, 2008

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