Aloha Again Okay, I had some time and since I had just installed Slackware, I didn't mind blowing it away.
Using cfdisk from the Slackware CD, I re-partitioned slices 3 and up. I now have a fat32 3Gig slice in primary partition/slice ad0s3. I then have four 12 Gig slices (5 - 8) set up as linux partitions. Finally slice 9 (ad0s9/hda9) is linux swap. I still have the same error when trying to "mount_msdosfs /dev/ad0s3 /shared" or "mount -t msdos /dev/ad0s3 /shared" I know it is seen as a fat32 partition in Win98 because I format it and run scandisk on it and can write to it. So, I don't think the problem was a primary/logical partition problem. I need to swap data between the OS's and this should be the easiest way.:) Robert > > > > Aloha > > I first used a win98 boot disk to set slice 1(partition 1) a 5 > Gig for > > my win98 slice. After installing win98, I used the freebsd 5.2.1 > CD to > > set up the freebsd slice 2 at 20 Gig. > > OK. I haven't had time (or a spare machine) to play with 5.xxx > yet. I have a spare frankenputer if you can get to Kona, I'll loan it to you :) > > > After installing freebsd I used Slackware 9.1 CD and the cfdisk > program > > on it to partition the rest of the disk. Slice/partition3 is a > primary. > > Slice 4 is extended with logical slices/partitions 5 through 10. > I > > installed Slackware on slice 8 with a linux swap on slice 9 and a > 2.7Gig > > fat32 on slice 10. > > Well, that (using Slackware and being logical partitions within > an extended ) explains some things about how you got those slices. > > I believe FreeBSD is quite limited in its ability to talk to > MS extended partitions. > > > <snip> > > > > >> > > > > >> When I attempt to mount slice 10 with "mount_msdosfs > /dev/ad0s10> > > >> /shared" I get the following error: > > > > >> > > > > >> mount_msdosfs: /dev/ad0s10: invalid argument. > > > > >> > > > > >> Slice 10 was formatted in win98 and scan disk was run. I > have a <snip> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"