How to mount FreeBSD from Debian or any Linux possibly

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Fri Dec 19 05:10:05 PST 2003

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 12:48:40AM -0500, Peter Leftwich typed:
> I thought I would GIVE BACK to the BSD community and share my breakthrough:
> Here is how to mount your freebsd partition from Linux (in my case, it was
> a CD-R of the Debian-based bootable known as Knoppix available from
>  As long as your Linux environment can "see" the
> partition, such as /mnt/hda2 (for example), you first
> $ umount /mnt/hda2
> $ mkdir /mnt/freebsdpartition
> $ mount -t ufs -o ufstype=44bsd /dev/hda2 /mnt/freebsdpartition
> The only thing I could not figure out was how to "su" my currently-running
> X session.  That would allow me to use KDE and Konqueror to browse
> graphically to the directory /mnt/freebsdpartition ... anyone know how?

Not needed. try:

mount -t ufs -o ufstype=44bsd,uid=knoppix /dev/hda2 /mnt/freebsdpartition

(that is, if your X session is running as user "knoppix".)

> Happy holidays everyone, and happy reading-of-the-manpages!!  :0)
> --
> Peter Leftwich
> President & Founder, Video2Video Services
> Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA
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