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Old 05 November 2019, 03:46   #1
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Does amigos 3.1.4 support pfs3 natively?

i know it supports larger than 4gb partitions, but what file system is it using?
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Old 05 November 2019, 04:42   #2
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Sorry, I do not quite understand the question. 3.1.4 is supporting alien file systems in exactly the same way as 3.1 did. So it does support pfs, but what does "natively" mean here? No, it is not part of the distribution, and it is not in ROM. The native file system is FFS, in version V46.
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yes, natively means part of the distribution.

ok, so its not included on the disks.

- how would i format a sd card using pfs3 to use with 3.1.4?

- is FFS included in the distribution a new version of FFS and how does it compare in speed to something like pfs3 or sfs?
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ffs is part of hdtools which is on the install disk which you use to partition your harddrive.

Ffs is same thing as pfs3. ffs is the easiest to use, require the least amount of abstract changes. Its straight forward. And it feels more compatible in general and it supports large harddrives.
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Old 05 November 2019, 12:19   #5
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Originally Posted by donnie View Post
[...] and it supports large harddrives.
So does PFS3-aio

Originally Posted by liquidsmoke View Post
[...] how does it compare in speed to something like pfs3 or sfs?
From the thread "Available now: AmigaOS 3.1.4", there is also the following statement :
Originally Posted by gulliver View Post
[...] Dont ever use SFS again! It is known to be buggy. It might work well for years if you dont drive it to expose is weaknesses, but when it does it will bite back at you very hard.

Either use FFS if you care about multitasking or PFS3-aio if you want single task performance. [...]

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Old 05 November 2019, 12:20   #6
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Of course FFS is part of the distribution.
It is imho comparable to PFS3.

There are various tutoriols online on how to partition an SD card. This may depend on your host adapter. Many host adapters use different device drivers to access the actual media.

It would be helpful to know about your system to give answers about your system .

A general how-to is here:
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