"Jukka A. Ukkonen" wrote email@example.com:
> Feel free to publish the link on the freebsd web site or otherwise
> distribute it further.
I added cc: freebsd...@freebsd.org as it's about file systems & Ext2 & offsets.
(BTW I have no facebook login, so can assure readers Jukka's
page is public, no fbook login needed to access URL)
An extract re FS.
] FreeBSD will by default not accept the Finnsat generated partition
] for mounting. The trick is that Finnsat creates partitions with
] slack alignment. FreeBSD knows that a live ext2fs has to be a
] multiple of 4kB, 4096 bytes in size, i.e. 8 disk blocks, 8*512
] bytes. If the partition size is not perfectly aligned, FreeBSD does
] not allow read-write mount to an ext2fs instance. With all likelihood
] it might be a broken file system. Why should FreeBSD help making
] things worse?
] So, you will have to adjust the partition size such that its length
] will be a multiple of 8 disk blocks. The tool for this is gpart
] (geom partition) which both modifies the partition tables and shows
] their contents. First use the command
I've bcc'd a friend who I discussed Humax TV recorders with a while
back, on similar issues, some time when I'm visiting the town where
my 3 Humax owner friends are, I hope to find time to experiment
with my USB to SATA converter.
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