Migrating from Linux (keeping partitions at install time)
carlj at peak.org
Mon Nov 9 04:31:09 UTC 2009
Ruben de Groot <mail25 at bzerk.org> writes:
> On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 10:18:21PM -0800, Carl Johnson typed:
>> Frank Shute <frank at shute.org.uk> writes:
>> > On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 05:35:58PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> > [snip]
>> >> Not so sure I did anything for your most important question - if ext2 s ext3
>> >> is a problem, but I hope the rest is helpful.
>> > No, it's not a problem Jerry. ext3 is basically ext2 + journal, so you
>> > can mount it at as ext2 from within FreeBSD (or Linux).
>> > The journal sorts itself out when you boot Linux and it mounts the
>> > filesystem as ext3.
>> I haven't been able to mount some ext3 filesystems. When I
>> experimented, it appears that most new ext3 filesystems default to 256
>> byte inodes. When I created a filesystem with 128 byte inodes then
>> FreeBSD could mount it just fine. I didn't try ext2, but I think the
>> inode is independent of ext2 or ext3. This is for FreeBSD
>> 7.1-RELEASE, so maybe things have changed for 7.2 or 8.0.
> This has been patched:
Thanks for the information, but I notice that it was put into stable
*very* recently, so I hope it gets into 8.0-RELEASE. I wasn't too
worried about it since the workaround was obvious once I identified
the problem. I actually prefer to use Reiserfs, but it appears that
nobody is working on rw access for it. Like the original poster, I am
a Debian user who is experimenting with it, but from VirtualBox for
now. I will probably try setting up dual boot when 8.0 comes out.
Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
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