Syslinux 6.03 adds support for UFS/FFS in little-endian architectures (x86 and x86-64). UFS1 and UFS2 are both supported.
The author of UFS/FFS, Kirk McKusick, said about the name:
The code is broken into two parts, the part that handles naming (UFS where the U stands for Unix), and the part that handles disk layout (FFS where the F stands for Fast). When the two parts are put together they are called UFS/FFS or more commonly just UFS.
- The following steps were initially only made under a GNU/Linux environment. Therefore, functionality might vary on other systems.
- Dependency: ufsutils (UFS filesystems utilities) or equivalent.
- To add Write support on UFS to Linux, a kernel with the option CONFIG_UFS_FS_WRITE enabled is needed, or at least configured as a module. To the latter case, load the module "ufs.ko" with modprobe (probably located at "/lib/modules/").
- Enable UFS Write support under Debian (November 26, 2012):