On 11 Jan Bill Moran wrote:
> FreeBSD _does_ understand ext2.  See the mount_ext2fs command for
> details.  Unfortunately, ext3 isn't supported yet AFAIK.

So, if I switch this drive to another (fbsd) box I could copy form one
(ext2) drive to another UFS drive preserving all persmission?
Or would it be better to tar the drive onto the new one; reformat the
old drive as UFS and untar back?

> Any reason why you can't copy the contents of this partition to
> another computer (via network) and then reformat it UFS while
> installing FreeBSD and copy everything back?

Network too slow (for a transfer of approx 35G), plus _space_ :)

dick -- http://www.nagual.st/ -- PGP/GnuPG key: F86289CE
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