How does FreeBSD access NetBSD, OpenBSD?
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com
Tue Feb 1 04:35:10 PST 2005
On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 07:17:33PM -0800, Loren M. Lang wrote:
> I have FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD on the same hard drive of my system.
> How can I mount the NetBSD or OpenBSD partitions from FreeBSD?
> Slice 1 - Ext3fs for data between linux/bsd
> Slice 2 - OpenBSD slice with 4 ufs partitions and swap (a,b,e,f,g)
> Slice 3 - FreeBSD slice with 4 ufs partitions and swap (a,b,d,e,f)
> Slice 4 - Extended slice composed of:
> Slice 5 - NetBSD slice with 4 ufs partitions and swap (a,b,e,f,g)
> Slice 6 - Unformatted as of yet.
> FreeBSD is, of course running fine, but I can't see any of the other
> slices/partitions on the drive including the ext3fs partition.
> $ ls /dev/ad1*
> /dev/ad1 /dev/ad1s3 /dev/ad1s3c /dev/ad1s3f
> /dev/ad1s1 /dev/ad1s3a /dev/ad1s3d /dev/ad1s4
> /dev/ad1s2 /dev/ad1s3b /dev/ad1s3e /dev/ad1s5
> I can seem to access all the linux partitions on my first drive ad0,
> but that drive is only linux so there are no complex partitions in
> slices like on ad1. I would expect that the nature of geom, I should
> be able to access all the partitions fine, but I might be missing
Looking further into this, it seems that FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD
all have unique partition ids to represent their diskslice and geom_bsd
that translates the FreeBSD diskslices only looks for partitions with
the id reserved for FreeBSD so it will never find a NetBSD or OpenBSD
slice in any combination, even if it's on it's own harddrive. Do all
there BSDs actually use a different format for their diskslice or why do
they use different ids. If they are different, I would still expect
them to be similiar. If that's the case, then it should be a simple
matter in FreeBSD 5.x to write a geom that translates the other BSD
diskslices as well. Are their any good resources describing the
different BSD diskslice formats. I might try taking some time and maybe
write a geom so FreeBSD can read them.
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NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.
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