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Symbolic link to external drive
Symbolic link to external drive –
I'm sure, someone has thought about it. But I'm wondering if somebody works on it now? I mean, there is no need NTFS support. If we can make symbolic links on PS3 internal drive, we can format our external drives as ext2 or ext3. Then we can link the folder in the internal drive to external drive's folder. Windows can see ext2 and ext3 by a third party program.
So, can we make symbolic links on internal drive that will target to external drive?
hm... interesting, but doubtful...
Are you basing that off of any real knowledge? If so, I suggest you form your responses in a more productive manner, such as: "That is doubtful because..." If not, you shouldn't shoot down ideas without understanding of what it would entail.
Originally Posted by rizzod
@oruchreis: Is it possible? Probably. Can you do it right now? Nope.
The ability to run unsigned code + complete unrestricted access to the filesystem + Sony's 1.92 SDK = seemingly endless opportunities. However the homebrew scene will only flourish if we encourage ideas rather than shoot eachother down. That and if the whiny scene children will just be happy with what is given to them/educate themselves (but that's a different topic...).
Symbolic links on a recognized filesystem don't magically give access to unrecognized filesystems. The PS3 (or at least a homebrew app) needs to recognize the filesystem being symlinked to.
That said, I've read that the PS3 uses a modified version of ext2. So, if ext2 is similar enough to the filesystem used by the PS3, maybe there's hope. Then again, if the PS3 could natively recognize ext2 anyways, there'd be no need for the symlink.
This would work if two things were done:
1. We can format our hard drives to Sony's proprietary ext2 format
2. Get openSSH to run on the PS3 to create the symlink.
FYI, we can already do #1. Just temporarily insert an internal hard drive and format it with the PS3. Take it out, put it in a enclosure, and plug it in the USB port.
Originally Posted by mrelectro713
(For the record, doing this isn't going to get you anywhere at the moment; the PS3 will currently only recognize FAT32 formatted USB drives.)