> Hello Everyone, > > I am multibooting FreeBSD with a few Linux distributions such as Mandrake, > Gentoo, Slackware, Red Hat. (I'll reduce that list to a couple of favourites > eventually). > > I have set up a primary partition with ext2 filesystem to act as a single > data partition accessable from all OSs. That seemed to be fine until > recently when I ran out of room on my FreeBSD /usr directory and moved my > /usr/ports/distfiles directory to the shared ext2fs partition. At first > there seemed to be no problems but when I tried to upgrade KDE and XFree86 > using portupgrade the error messages began. > > XFree86 always encountered errors when checking the checksums of the source > tarballs. It would say at first that the checksums were ok but then > immediately after crash sying that there were crc errors. > > KDE was more serious. It would almost immediately crash with a Fatal Trap 12 > error and reboot. > > After finding nothing on the on the forums I finally moved the distfiles to > a new drive which I formatted with the FreeBSD ufs filesystem. VOILA!! No > more problems. > > So it seems that FreeBSD support for ext2fs is at fault. > > So what is the best filesystem to use for a shared partition? For example, > does FreeBSD provide better support for ext3fs or resierfs? Or does Linux > provide better support for ufs? > > Any thoughts? > > Thanks in advance, > > Ron
Yes: "FreeBSD support for ext2fs is at fault" also is the "Linux support for UFS". I suggest using FAT32 if you do not care about 755 permissions and root:wheel owner on all files (/usr/ports/distfiles is a good example for this). You can also try sysutils/e2fsprogs and/or sysutils/linux-e2fsprogs from the ports. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"