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

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"

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
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Best Regards,

Ivan Levchenko
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