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Re: mounting OpenBSD partitions in FreeBSD & vice-versa
When I switched over from FreeBSD to OpenBSD on my main machine, I had
absolutely no trouble with this. In fact I had my entire second disk,
including my ~10G /home partition, which FreeBSD had newfs'd, and mostly
filled running stably from OpenBSD for about a year before I switched
around some partitions, and did an OpenBSD newfs and some restoring from
backup. Not a hiccup in all that time. Granted this was in the OBSD 2.8ish
days, but I'd be very surprised to see that it's any different today. Just
add the partitions manually in disklabel, (after using the "b" command to
use the entire disk).
> On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Michael Lucas wrote:
>> OpenBSD can mount the FreeBSD root partition, but doesn't seem to find
>> my other FreeBSD partitions. The disklabels bear this out -- OpenBSD
>> sees my FreeBSD slice as a single large partition.
> I think your terminology is backwards, but regardless...
>> In my Google searches, I see a couple references saying "don't do
>> this." Is this still the case? I must admit, I find it somewhat odd
>> that we can mount Linux partitions more easily than other BSDs.
> That might be the best answer. If you want to have some fun, you
> should be able to edit your openbsd disklabel so that it contains
> entries for each freebsd partition. You may have to do this manually.
> The last time I tried something like this, the interactive mode
> wouldn't let me.
> If you ever would give them a helping hand,
> You can be sure they'll chop off the arm.
> Never, ever, never trust a Klingon; you will always regret it.