Mounting UFS drives - is this a unix holy war?

Tez binary_y2k2 at
Fri Jul 14 09:12:07 UTC 2006

gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got both FreeBSD and kubuntu machines running at the moment and
> occasionally I've needed to mount a HDD from one machine on the other.
> I know they use different partition schemes.  so why is ther no
> obvious mount type for them (fdisk is quite happy with all the
> official available formats - er... except when I go to see exactly
> where to give an example, I can't find it... *sheesh*)
> I know FreeBSD has a mount_ext2fs (not sure why it does not have
> ext3fs) but linux does not seem to have a mount_ufs equivalent. is
> this right?
> OK, so here is what I want to know...
> whats with linux and BSD not recognising each others disk formats? How
> does one get around this seemingly (presumably) shortsighted injunction?
> ideally I want to set up 1 machine with 3 disks... 1 with root mount
> points and shared swap and one each for /usr for FreeBSD and for kubuntu
> --Dr Paul van den Bergen
> Chance favours the prepared mind
Dose "mount -t ufs" not work?


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