Mounting FreeBSD partitions from DragonFly?
wa1ter at myrealbox.com
Sat Dec 17 15:41:03 PST 2005
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> I'm not sure what is going on with Grub but note that I changed he
> disklabel for DragonFly as well. Well, not precisely changed it, more
> like a natural extension to support up to 16 partitions instead of 8.
> DragonFly should still be able to mount non-extended partition tables,
> so maybe FreeBSD did do something to the disk label... maybe GEOM-related.
Your mention of 'non-extended' got me thinking -- the FreeBSD-current
partition I'm having trouble with is an extended partition, but it has
been working perfectly that way for a year without any problems until now.
After the DF boot/loader was updated to recognize extended partitions,
I copied my original FreeBSD to an extended UFS1 partition on a second
disk, and that's where I've been booting/running it from ever since,
by using the DF-improved loader.
I just now converted that FBSD extended partition to a primary partition
and everything works again -- grub uses it, DF mounts it, I can boot it.
This is hardly a crisis, but after having it working for a year on an
extended partition I'm a bit frustrated that it just stopped working.
I doubt your changes to the DF disklabel had anything to do with this
new problem, because that would certainly not prevent grub from reading
a FBSD disklabel that was created a year ago.
Well, if anyone has any thoughts....
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