cannot make/mount ext2 partition

Jim stapleton.41 at
Wed Sep 3 14:09:26 UTC 2008

> I'm trying to create an EXT2 partition so I can share files between
> FreeBSD and any other operating system I put on the computer, without
> the limitations of FAT32.
> My kernel config is the generic kernel, with a bunch of SCSI, RAID and
> network drivers, MD_ROOT and NFS_ROOT commented out.
> However, once I'm done making the partition, I can't mount it. When I
> try mounting it, I get the following error.
> mount: /dev/ad8s1 : Operation not supported by device
> [sjss at elrond ~]$ sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/ad8s1 /mnt

Solved, I needed to use ext2fs, not ext2.

-Jim Stapleton

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