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Re: Mounting FreeBSD partitions from DragonFly?

From: walt <wa1ter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 15:41:03 -0800

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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