Can't mount ad0s2 - sourced
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Mon Jun 16 07:09:43 PDT 2003
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 22:42, Brian Astill wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:42 pm, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> > > > > > Sure there is [a solution]. Show us what fdisk and disklabel
> > > > > > say.
> > >
> > > referring to my being unable to access ad0s2 from FBSD.
> > > The drive is partitioned DOS-DOS-FBSD.
> > > If I set up the partitions Primary1-Primary2-Primary3, WinNT
> > > "hides" Primary2, and I have to "unhide" using Partition Magic
> > > every time I boot into that hateful OS. However, I CAN acess
> > > Primary2 from FBSD.
> > > However, If I set up the partitions
> > > Primary1-Logical1-Primary2, WinNT is happy, but Logical1 cannot be
> > > mounted by FBSD.
> > Never had occassion to use this but:-
> > It's my understanding that so called logical partitions/slices are
> > available to FreeBSD as slice 5, 6 ...
> > Thus you should be able to mount the elusive partition as ad0s5.
> Agreed. Sorry, been there, done that. Doesn't work if I use
> Primary/Logical/Primary. /dev/ad0s5 exists.
> #mount -t msdos /dev/ad0s2 /mnt/edrive
> doesn't work, either, if I use Primary/Logical/Primary. /dev/ad0s2
> does exist.
> <thinks> I wonder what would happen if I tried to mount ad0s2a?
> <tests> Neither ad0s2a not ad0s2e succeed :-(
> Keeps saying "invalid argument" - /dev/ad0s2a and e both exist, so does
> So I'm stuck.
I must say I find this surprising; I wonder whether Partition Magic
has done something to the boot record of the extended partition,
especially the partition table.
# fdisk /dev/ad0s2
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