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NottiusMaximus
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I have a triple boot system with W2K, Mandrake 10.1 and Amiga. I also share data using FAT32 partitions. Is there a way to get BOINC to use the same drive and directory on all clients?

Brian

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Linux and Windows

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I have a triple boot system with W2K, Mandrake 10.1 and Amiga. I also share data using FAT32 partitions. Is there a way to get BOINC to use the same drive and directory on all clients?


Unlikely, The filesystems in use are probably all different.

eg. NTFS 4 Wk2, ex2 for linux and ?x? for amiga

Working from a share is not advisable.

Best solution is to run 3 wu's and share the time equally between the 3 os's.

ragnar schroder
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RE: I have a triple boot

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I have a triple boot system with W2K, Mandrake 10.1 and Amiga. I also share data using FAT32 partitions. Is there a way to get BOINC to use the same drive and directory on all clients?

Brian

Use the mount command from Linux. "mount yourdevice somecatalog" or some variant thereof. The -t option should not be necessary.

Read carefully the output from "man mount" or "info mount" and check if you have FAT32 fs support running. If not, you may have to either reinstall Linux, recompile the kernel or maybe just use insmod/modprobe to load support on-the-fly.

Other relevant commands: fstab, fs. You may also modify your mtab-file to auto-mount for you.

With Linux/Unix, the "man" and "info" commands often come in handy. :-)

Also, you should be aware that running the *Windows* version of Boinc under Wine on Linux may be a good idea - the windoze Einstein app is actually a lot faster than the native Linux version. (The Linux version computes with more digits accuracy though).

With Mandrake you probable already have Wine installed. If not, you can always download latest version from www.winehq.org .

Dunno anything about Amiga.

Greetings, Mr. Ragnar Schroder

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