I am a former Linux user who has seen the necessity to upgrade to Freebsd.
This is due to a very agressive webserver which is running in excess of 400
processes at one time. Linux gets a little confused at such things...
I installed the freebsd distribution via ftp according to the instrcutiocns.
So far no problems. I was smart in that I installed it on a new drive,
leaving my already used linux drives alone - we'll come back to that in a
Well, I went to mount these drives as ext2fs so I could transfer the
material off of them onto new drives... I have one ext2fs drive which all
the drive is one partition. I was able to mount -t ext2fs /dev/wd2s1 /stats
just fine. I then went to my other drive to mount 1 of the three partitions
in order to get the material off of it and reinit it under UFS. There are
four partitions on this drive /wd3 - - /wd3s1, wd3s2, wd3s3, and wd3s4.
Wd3s2 is a swap partition under the old linux env. so we won't even pay any
attention to that one...
I can mount wd3s1, and wd3s3 no problam - see the syntax above, but when I
go to mount wd3s4 I get this error message:
Wrong Magic Number - C233 (Expected EF53 for EXT2FS)
and no successful mount.
And of course that is the only partition I really need the data off of. BTW,
this partition boots fine under linux and is visable to the fdisk program as
well as the freebsd partition editor - (No I didnt actidentally delete the