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Mounting FreeBSD FFS under Linux?
OK, I must not be entering the right stuff into Google. I'm not finding the answers I'm looking for.

From what I have found, it sounds like Linux currently can only mount the FreeBSD FFS in read only mode. I've been able to do that, but I'm just trying to make sure I'm not missing something to get write access.

Edit: I figured out mounting ext3 under FreeBSD. I poked around and found the kernel module to build. Why FreeBSD doesn't install that by default when you install 'linux compatibility' beats me. I kind of expected it would do so - 'mount_ext2fs' was there, but not the module it needed to work.

I am: working working

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donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: November 26th, 2002 05:34 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, it doesn't install it by default when you turn on linux compatibility because that just assumes that you want to be able to run linux binaries on your system (i.e. StarOffice, before it became OpenOffice and got a BSD binary). So there's no assumption that you'll want to mount a linux FS, it just creates the compatibility hooks in the kernel, the linux /proc, etc. Personally I've never had a problem mounting linux drives, but I don't think I've ever tried to mount an ext3 drive, just ext2. If you have BSD centric issues, feel free to drop onto #eyrie and /msg donnerjack or dj|werk (if it's during the day). I'm usually around and bored, and always happy to spread the gospel of BSD. :) Or , naturally, tarxzf and ardaniel have the BSD Fu.
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