fsck_ext2fs problems

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Jul 5 10:41:44 GMT 2005

On 2005-07-05 11:36, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>Jaap Boender wrote:
>> I'd like to share a filesystem on the same computer between FreeBSD
>> and Linux, and as it seems that FreeBSD supports ext2 better than
>> Linux does ufs(2), I've created an ext2 filesystem. Mounting &
>> accessing Works fine, except when I try to fsck it, fsck_ext2fs fails
>> with the error message: "execve: No such file or directory". When I
>> use the e2fsck program, however, I can fsck the filesystem just fine.
>> Unfortunately, at boot time, FreeBSD wants to use fsck_ext2fs...
>> A quick search on the Internet didn't show any solutions, so - does
>> anybody here know what I can do to get rid of the error message?
> Does Linux maybe support UFS(1) better than UFS(2)?

Not really.  The ufs support of Linux needs a bit of patching to support
all the block/fragment sizes that FreeBSD can use.  I had to patch the
kernel with the diff listed here:


to force the Linux kernel to accept perfectly valid UFS1 partitions.

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