There is a UFS2 driver for Windows, google on it and you are sure to find it. (There are also ext2/3 drivers for Windows if you prefer that one.)
I use ext2 on my usb pen drive and it works great under windows. On 11/16/06, Chris Hastie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I've just acquired a Western Digital 200GB USB 2 external HDD. After some initial glitches my FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE machine seems to recognise it fine. It comes pre-formatted with a single FAT32 file system (although confusingly there is a note in the manual about FAT32 not supporting partitions >32 GB and suggesting you change it to NTFS). Attempting to mount this hits the "mountmsdosfs(); disk too big, sorry" problem. The primary intended use for this drive is for off-site backups, but it would be useful if it was formatted such that I can easily plug it into Windows boxes to get at files occasionally. What are my best options for achieving this? The MSDOSFS_LARGE kernel option seems to come with a lot of warnings and caveats. Is it really as ropey as it sounds? Is NTFS an option? Or would I be better partitioning the drive into two FAT32 partitions of < 128GB each? If I go down that route how does this appear to FreeBSD - presumably as different slices on da0 which are mounted separately? Or am I just asking for trouble using these filesystems and should just stick to ufs2 and abandon any plans to maintain compatibility with windows machines? Thanks for your help. -- Chris Hastie _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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