On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 06:11:29AM +0100, Paul A. Mayer wrote: > > Hi Patrick, > > Did you remember to install the e2fstools (i.e., e2fsck) from ports? > > BTW: I had an ext2 partion on my laptop (5.0-R) that I wanted to share > with a linux installation, which I run ocassionally on the same machine. > Essentially doing what you are talking about here (running ext2 from > freebsd in r/w mode) trashed the ext2 partion so bad that I had to newfs > it in the end. (Luckily it was just a means to move data which was > backed up elsewhere.) While that partition was still "living", I had to > boot to linux to fsck it manually (e.g., after a system crash or the > like). Otherwise, I had it marked 'noauto' in fstab, and mounted it > manually as needed. > > Now, believe it or not, I'm using a FAT32 partition to do the same data > exchange, (reasoning that both OS's support for FAT32 is better than > their respective support for ext2 or ufs). I've had no problems after > making that change. > I think there are many people who successfully use EXT2 r/w on FreeBSD, and many who don't. The comment in LINT is very cagey about it. It is undoubtedly true that the safest file system to use for data exchange on a single machine between the 2 systems is a DOS/VFAT one.
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