Mount Linux ext2fs partition on /home?

Al Plant noc at
Tue Jun 24 21:56:56 UTC 2014

Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Is there anything wrong in using a Linux ext2fs or ext3fs partition for /home?
> Reason is to have read-write ability of FreeBSD /home partition from Linux, and from what I am told, also Haiku, so I can share FreeBSD mail directories with Linux and Haiku, and not be so slowed down when FreeBSD wi-fi stops working.
> FreeBSD wi-fi is a crapshoot on starting up, and another crapshoot how long it will stay up.  I feel like Cinderella, except she knew her coach would turn back to a pumpkin at exactly midnight, while I have no idea, no warning, when the virtual midnight will come.
> Motherboard is MSI Z77 MPOWER.  (Free, Open and DragonFly)BSD recognize Realtek (re) Ethernet but fail to connect.
> Only open-source OSes that work with this Ethernet, so far as I have seen, are NetBSD, Linux and Haiku.
> With NetBSD, some other things don't work; now startx won't start, can't find display.  Too much of a crapshoot, and I don't want to mess with preconfigured device nodes any more, such as Linux and FreeBSD had many years ago, and NetBSD and OpenBSD still have.
> Tom
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Why is your FreeBSD WiFi not starting or dropping off?

That sounds like it is a hardware issue not FreeBSD. Or bios setting 
maybe? Startx could be bad connection? Realtech nics can be a problem.

I live in the mountains of Hawaii and we have humidity issues that cause 
corrosion and as a result I HAVE TO CLEAN ALL MO BOARD AND NETWORK 

I also have experienced outside interference caused  by military 
equipment or neighbors with HAM radios also interferring with WiFi. I 
would not blame FreeBSD. I have Linux Unix and MS equipment here on WiFi 
and all os's will go down if there is interference.


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