FreeBSD and Linux shared installation
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Tue Jan 21 09:12:37 UTC 2014
On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:50:20 +0700, Olivier Nicole wrote:
> > Should be good. I tend to disagree with Olivier about not having a
> > separate /home, and I recall you also being a fan of dump/restore,
> I advocate a separate file system for /home, but I was suggesting to
> join that with the Prim #3 partition below, not having one file system
> for /home and one other file system for /common (as it reduces the
> fragmentation, and what is common is the data, usually located in
The main issue there is that from FreeBSD you'd be working with a (say)
ext2/3 partition as /home, when you really have to be sure that FreeBSD
handles R/W flawlessly with it rather than with UFS2+SU(+J), especially
regarding crash recovery. Perhaps with FUSE that might be solid enough,
but personally I tend to trust native formats and tools better, whether
from the FreeBSD or Linux side.
> > > Extend. #1
> > > log. dr. #1 Kali Linux 15 GB /dev/sda5
> > > log. dr. #2 Mageia Linux 15 GB /dev/sda6
> > From FreeBSD accessing my old OS/2 partitions I seem to recall that
> > /dev/ada0s5 is the ext drive itself, and within would be ada0s6 and s7,
> > though the above nomenclature would be right from Linux' POV.
> In Linux too (Ubuntu) the Extended #1 is partition #4 and being
> splited into logical partition #5 and #6. Basically what you write
> Ian, but you missed the #4: /dev/ada0s4 is the ext drive itself, and
> within would be ada0s5 and s6...
I'm still not sure about that from FreeBSD's perspective. Remembering
back to '98-'99 when I salvaged years of OS/2 work, especially code, and
those disks only had 3 primary partitions ('C:', OS/2 Boot Manager, then
drives D: through I: or J: on the extended partition, but with no s4 I
still had to start at s5, with s6 the first mountable partition (after
having built the HPFS code which is still in the tree, at 9.1 anyway).
However I may be misremembering (non-ECC memory :) so perhaps Polytropon
could show us an 'ls /dev/ada0*' when it's done?
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