On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 06:21:35PM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote: > There are some files (basically some custom config and cf files) that I > would like to copy from the 5.5 drive - > So I put it in an external enclosure and needless to say windows wouldn't > recognize it - and the MAC OSX though it sees it , it wont let me mount it > (despite the fact that I clicked mount drive ) > > 2 questions; > > 1. Is there anything out there that would let me read a BSD drive from a > windows or mac machine?
Windows doesn't understand UFS. But there are tools for reading UFS on windows, e.g. http://ufs2tools.sourceforge.net/ The Mac can use a kind of UFS filesystem, but I don't know if it supports bsdlabels. > 2. If I do just plug the drive into the BSD USB port will it cause any > conflicts as there will be duplicates of the main slices > /var > /usr etc.. > > Or am I safe just plugging it in and mounting it? If you mount a partition from a USB disk, you have to tell mount where to put it. So create some directories like /mnt/usr etc and mount the partitions from the USB disks there. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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