Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल wrote:

I'm running FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p3 (amd64). I've two ext3 partitions
on my disk which I want to be able to access (read-only) from my
FreeBSD installation. But I can only access one of them (with no
issues), though I'm able to mount both of them fine in my FreeBSD and
GNU/Linux. Those filesystems are fsck-ed regularly after every n
mounts. I'm experiencing this since I installed GNU/Linux on that

% fgrep gentoo-root /etc/fstab
/dev/ad6s2              /mnt/gentoo-root    ext2fs  ro,noauto       0       0
% sudo mount /mnt/gentoo-root
% mount |fgrep gentoo
/dev/ad6s2 on /mnt/gentoo-root (ext2fs, local, read-only)
% ls -l /mnt/gentoo-root
ls: /mnt/gentoo-root: Bad file descriptor
% sudo umount /mnt/gentoo-root
% ls -ld /mnt/gentoo-root
drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jun  8 23:24 /mnt/gentoo-root

There are no errors (or messages) reported in dmesg. Any ideas how to
troubleshoot this ? I don't want to degrade my filesystem from ext3 to

Ashish Shukla
I had a problem like this trying to mount ext2. The problem was it needed to be fscked (unclean shutdown). You'll need to install ports/sysutils/e2fsprogs to fsck it under FreeBSD.

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