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Old 11-26-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Mount Debian Partition from FreeBSD

I'm trying to mount a Debian partition from FreeBSD.

About my system:
I have is a system with two SATA hard drives. The first drive has two partitions. The first partition has Windows installed on it, and the second is a NTFS data partition. The second drive also has two partitions. The first partition has Debian installed on it and the second has FreeBSD installed on it. There is also a large section on the second disk that is unpartitioned.

This is what my /dev folder looks like:
C330# ls /dev
acd0            ata             fwmem0.0        ppi0            ttyv4
acd0t01         atkbd0          geom.ctl        ptyp0           ttyv5
acpi            bpf0            io              ptyp1           ttyv6
ad4             console         kbd0            random          ttyv7
ad4s1           consolectl      klog            stderr          ttyv8
ad4s2           ctty            kmem            stdin           ttyv9
ad4s2s1         cuaa0           log             stdout          ttyva
ad4s5           cuaa1           lpt0            sysmouse        ttyvb
ad6             cuaia0          lpt0.ctl        ttyd0           ttyvc
ad6s1           cuaia1          mdctl           ttyd1           ttyvd
ad6s2           cuala0          mem             ttyid0          ttyve
ad6s2s1         cuala1          net             ttyid1          ttyvf
ad6s3           devctl          net1            ttyld0          ums0
ad6s3a          devstat         net2            ttyld1          urandom
ad6s3b          fd              net3            ttyp0           usb
ad6s3c          fd0             net4            ttyp1           usb0
ad6s3d          fido            network         ttyv0           usb1
ad6s3e          fw0             nfs4            ttyv1           usb2
ad6s3f          fw0.0           null            ttyv2           xpt0
ad6s5           fwmem0          pci             ttyv3           zero
I've tried unsuccessfully to mount my Debian partition with the following command
C330# mount -r -t ext3 /dev/ad6s2s1 debian
mount: exec mount_ext3 not found in /sbin:/usr/sbin: No such file or directory
For some reason this did not work. Can any one tell me what I need to do so that I can read, and perhaps write on my Debian partition?

Last edited by halfpower; 11-26-2005 at 05:52 PM.
Old 11-26-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: Mount Debian Partition from FreeBSD

What filesystem are you using by default in FBSD(I'm too lazy to look in the book about *nices I have on the shelf)? Do you have enabled/compiled/added support for ext3 filesystem?
Old 11-26-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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Re: Re: Mount Debian Partition from FreeBSD

I am using FreeBSD 5.4 with the default file system. I don't know what the default file system is.

I do not have ext3 support enabled/compiled/added unless it is that way by default. I'm not even sure if Debian 3.1 uses ext3.

Last edited by halfpower; 11-26-2005 at 06:27 PM.
Old 11-26-2005, 08:13 PM   #4
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You need to install an additional package on FreeBSD for dealing with ext2fs and ext3fs. The package is named e2fsprogs (see . This package will contain mount_ext3 feature that mount will evoke when called with -t ext3 parameter .

Last edited by begemotv2718; 11-26-2005 at 08:18 PM.


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