Mount FreeBSD partition on Linux HOWTO

This is the thread that helped me with this :
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=285839

I have recently installed FreeBSD alongside OpenSUSE Linux on my computer. Since these two operating systems happen to share the hard disk real estate, I wanted to access the FreeBSD partition from Linux.

I tried many command line options and went through the mount man page, but I got the following error at my every attempt:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb3,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog – try
dmesg | tailĀ  or so

Searching online I found out that mount expects an arguement named ufstype which as its name suggests, tells it which particular flavour of ufs I want to mount. And the manpage for mount told me that this should 44bsd for FreeBSD and other BSD descendants.

However, this didn’t seem to help. However, the thread I have mentioned above told me that the ufstype parameter should be ufs2 instead and whoa! it worked!

3 thoughts on “Mount FreeBSD partition on Linux HOWTO”

  1. Hi Dhruwat,
    this has really helped me alot! I also faced the same problem and tried alot many times to mount my freebsd partitions in Linux but to no avail. But this helped me do this.
    Thanks alot!
    Srinivas “Sri”

  2. You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>