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How to create a 3fs/ext3 file and mount it?
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snayak

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 16:27    Post subject:  How to create a 3fs/ext3 file and mount it?
Subject description: Personal 3fs/ext3 file for installing xampp into it. Not pupsave.3fs.
 

Dear All,

How to create a 3fs/ext3 file and mount it?
What are the commands?

Looking to create a personal 3fs/ext3 file in my FAT partition for installing xampp into it.

Not asking, how to create a pupsave.3fs file.

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 16:47    Post subject:  

Something here may be what you want.
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=015995643981050743583%3Aabvzbibgzxo&q=create+sfs&sa=Search&cof=FORID%3A0&siteurl=wellminded.com%2Fpuppy%2Fpupsearch.html&ref=&ss=11216j33500626j10#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=make%20sfs
Here is Google Puppy specific search
http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 16:59    Post subject: Re: How to create a 3fs/ext3 file and mount it?
Subject description: Personal 3fs/ext3 file for installing xampp into it. Not pupsave.3fs.
 

snayak wrote:
Dear All,

How to create a 3fs/ext3 file and mount it?
What are the commands?

Looking to create a personal 3fs/ext3 file in my FAT partition for installing xampp into it.

Not asking, how to create a pupsave.3fs file.

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=FILENAME.3fs bs=1M count=64;mkfs.ext3 FILENAME.3fs
for to make a 64 MB file FILENAME.3fs.

To mount it at e.g. /mnt/data:
Code:
mount -t ext3 - loop FILENAME.3fs /mnt/data
, and to unmount it:
Code:
umount /mnt/data
.

To use a unique mountpoint:

Code:
mkdir /mnt/xampp_mntpnt
, exchange /mnt/data in the example above for /mnt/xampp_mntpnt.

hth Smile/ MHHP

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 17:07    Post subject:  

Yes, that would be another simple way of getting your xampp working. Just untar into that mounted ext3 file, which you could link to from /opt or you could make a directory called /opt/lampp and mount it to there. Probably better to make an sfs out of it though, since Puppy is designed to load these automatically.
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snayak

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 17:25    Post subject:  

Dear mcewanw,

Your idea is good, to make an sfs.

3fs was my idea Wink

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 18:56    Post subject:  

I cannot claim any credit. Both ideas are quite commonly used I think. I have an underlying ntfs filesystem so I do most of my development work on a mounted ext2 formatted file there, and sfs is often used on Puppy and also tinycore and others.
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