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It’s too bad AFP for iPhone OS 2 (implemented by the open-source Netatalk) doesn’t allow root access. It’s an issue that has been bugging me since I installed awhile back.

Today I looked into it and google quickly returned a workable solution by henXa over at the Modmyi.com forum. I made some changes, however, to suit my liking.

  1. I name my “root-filesystem” simply “root” (so the root partition mounts on the Desktop as “root”, as per AFPd 1.x)

    cd /etc/netatalk/
    ln -s / root

  2. I create the “AppleVolumes” file (and the “root” symbolic link) in “/etc/netatalk/” so as to bury them from easy access.
  3. I added the following line into “afpd.conf” because of above.

    -defaultvol /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes

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