[buug] mounting big ide fat32 partitions

Brian Sobolak sobolak at myrealbox.com
Sat Mar 23 23:28:44 PST 2002


On 3/23/02 4:09 PM, "Mark Hedges" <hedges at ucsd.edu> wrote:

> 
> Howdy, Geeks, from Santa Cruz.
> 

Umm, Santa Cruz?  Ahem.


> With grub I run Windows2000 on drive 0 and FreeBSD on drive 1.
> These are big IDE drives (20G and 60G) with multiple big
> partitions.
> 
> When I boot FreeBSD on drive 1, I want to mount at least one of
> my partitions from drive 0.
> 
> PROBLEM 1:
> 
> mount -t msdos or an msdos type entry in /etc/fstab both mount
> the first partition successfully (drive "C:") using /dev/ad0s1.
> However, it has problems - not all files and directories appear.
> 
> PROBLEM 2:
> 
> I cannot mount the second partition (drive "E:").  I even tried
> `sh MAKEDEV /dev/ad0s5` to create a device for the extended
> partition, but it still did not work.
> 
> Anyone have experience mounting big FAT32 partitions like this?
> 
> Thanks for any pointers.

Mark - 

Perhaps someone can help you, but you're more likely to get better results
if you try questions at freebsd.org - a lot of FreeBSD gurus hang out there.
You're certainly going to have better luck than mailing the _Berkeley_ Unix
Users Group.


Also, you should check out the handbook at http://www.freebsd.org/handbook
and see if has any suggestions about mounting big FAT partitions (boy, that
has a nice ring to it, no?)

Warning:  BSD people insist on using the term "slice" for what many other
people call a partition.  So if you post to questions at freebsd.org, expect
that someone is going to give you the "in FreeBSD they're called slices"
lecture.  You can impress them in advance with your abilities if you mention
the word slice in advance.

HTH,

brian


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