Fuse for OS X

FUSE for OS X allows you to extend OS X’s native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems. OSXFUSE is a successor to MacFUSE, which has been used as a software building block by dozens of products, but is no longer being maintained.

As a user, installing the OSXFUSE software package will let you use any third-party file system written atop OSXFUSE or MacFUSE, if you choose to install the MacFUSE compatibility layer.

http://osxfuse.github.io/

* Fuse – OSXFUSE 2.6.2 – PowerPC Friendly 10.5 / Leopard.  The easiest and fast way to create file systems for OS X.

* SSHFS 2.5.0 – PowerPC – Leopard / 10.5

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Read/Write NTFS (hard-drive format) on PowerPC

I just found myself in a situation that I never would have thought I’d find myself in.  I’m the kind of Mac user that thinks I don’t need anything from Microsoft (wrong).  I always choose to format my external hard-drives using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) even when I know that it would be “safe” to format on FAT32.  Recently, I was traveling a few weeks ago and I met a good friend of mine that wanted me to share some of my files with him and vice versa.  When I plugged in my hard drive, I could not transfer any of my files because it was locked.  When I realized that his hard drive was formated to NTFS…well I just became sad.  So back I went to http://google.com (like always) and here I found few options that helped me out, that I’d like to share with you.

NTFS 3G – 2010.10.2 (Free) http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.ca/ . Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/catacombae/files/NTFS-3G%20for%20Mac%20OS%20X/2010.10.2/ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg/download 

Tuxera NTFS 2012.3.4 – (Demo $31.00) – http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC.

* MacFuse – 2.0 (Free) – http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ .  10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC

* OSXFUSE – 2.5.4 – (Free) – http://osxfuse.github.com/ .  10.5 – Leopard.

Partition (Part 1) Using Terminal for Mac PowerPC

Partition Error for Mac PowerPC (Part 1)

Recently I was doing some research, trying to figure out ways to the simplify the task of partitioning my hard drive.  One thing lead to another and eventually I found  some great information that I would like to share with you in the following 2 posts:

Partition Part 1 for Mac PowerPC

:  I recently got an iMac G4 running Leopard 10.5 and I wanted to partition the computer in order to install Tiger 10.4, but the only thing that I was getting was this message: “Partition failed with the error: File system resize support required, such as HFS+ with journaling enable” and no matter how hard I tried, it would not change.  So I put my fighting gloves on and turned my Google search mode to “feeling lucky”…  I’m a firm believer that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the first page of a Google search, then you’re usually not in for good news.  But this time, I found that someone else had the same problem that I did and the only available solution was called TERMINAL!   After many tries, I found this blog: http://wisevishvesh.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/partition-using-terminal/ with amazing material that teaches you how to partition using Terminal, step by step.  It was fun but in the end, I found out some bad news…Terminal also did not allow me to partition, which made me pretty upset…I’d finally hit a brick wall.  I really do not enjoy losing battles against machines so I decided to get aggressive and take my Leopard OS X DVD and (Option + Eject) continued in my quest…  Well you probably figured out that it wasn’t the easiest job for me to format my iMac, to say the least.  My Leopard requires 867MHz and up and my iMac has only 800MHz.  Seriously?  Are you kidding me?  I could not install my Leopard because the system didn’t have an additional 67MHz hiding someplace???  But this doesn’t end here!   Stay tuned for my next post and I will tell you how everything ended up (with big surprises) and if you had/have the same problem, this will surely fix it!

 

To be continued…