ext2fs: strange behaviour after alternativ boot into other OS

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun Feb 3 10:58:16 PST 2008

> is maybe somenone also noticing the following behaviour in FreeBSD 7.0 RC1 on 
> his system:
> - have besides the FreeBSD slice additional some data partitions with ext2 on 
> two discs in my system. As long as I only boot with FreeBSD, everything fine.
> - but when I occasionally boot with XP (from there I access via IFS the 
> ext2fs [URL="http://www.fs-driver.org/"]http://www.fs-driver.org/[/URL] ) or 
> with Linux and access these partitions,
> - then after following boot into FreeBSD these partitions don't get mounted, 
> but I have to fix them with fsck first and then can mount them
> in  6.2 I had not seen this behaviour

do you open it read-write under windoze?

it is possible that ext2 support under FreeBSD is not up to date with 
possible changes in linux - so it can't mount it after being used, but 
fsck_ext2fs "fixes" it.

it's just idea, i don't use linux for a long so no idea how much ext2 

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