Mounting FreeBSD 4

Mounting FreeBSD 4

Post by David Wals » Wed, 05 Apr 2000 04:00:00

        I have re-compiled my kernel with UFS support + the Experimental
Read/Write support + BSD Partition Table support.
I can mount my FreeBSD partition no problems EXCEPT

it only boots the / "slice"

How do I mount the  /usr "slice"  ?  

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1. Trouble mounting FreeBSD UFS under Linux

I found a few threads about this on google, but I haven't been able to
get it to work.  I'm trying to mount a FreeBSD filesystem under Linux,
in case the subject was unclear.  The BSD filesystem is contained in a
single slice, divided into two partitions: / and swap (simple, if

# mount -t ufs -o ro,ufstype=44bsd /dev/hdb5 /mnt/bsd

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5,
       or too many mounted file systems

From dmesg:
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4
 hdb: hdb1
 hdb1: <bsd: hdb5 hdb6 >

From fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2501 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *         1      2501  20089251   a5  BSD/386

This is a Red Hat kernel, 2.4.9-21, and UFS support has been built as
a module.

FWIW, I've also tried mounting hdb6 and 1, both ro and not, with equal
(lack of) effectiveness in all cases.  There's nothing wrong with the
filesystem; I can boot FreeBSD (4.5) fine using grub.  What am I doing


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