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Old 07-03-2003
Question Access FreeBSD (BSD) partition from Windows NT/2000/XP

I have already installed FreeBSD into my hard disk.
In one partition I have Windows 2000, and on another FreeBSD. I can access Windows partition from FreeBSD, but is there any way to access FreeBSD partition from Windows?
I know how to access Linux (ext/ext2) partition from Win, there is some little apps, but I didin`t find any program to access FreeBSD partition (searched with Google and on this Forum).
So did you know any way to do this?
I would be verry thankful if you would answer my question. :-)
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Old 07-03-2003
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Old 07-03-2003
Originally posted by Neo
Use can access it using Samba:
Maybe I don`t understand something, but I see, that it is used to access network resource, but I have FreeBSD and Windows in same computer, not on network?
So can I access it with SAMBA also?
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Old 07-03-2003
No, sorry, SAMBA is for networking. My apologies, I did not read your question properly.

BSD is an operating system. So, is Windows 2000. You can not run two operating systems at the same time, generally Smilie

Ergo, your question is not about accessing operating systems, it is about accessing file systems. My mistake.

BSD partitions can be built on many different filesystems, I think. If you build it using one that is accessible from Windows 2000, you will be able to access it.

Does anyone know of the different file system types for this OS?
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Old 07-04-2003
Well, through Google search yesterday I found this page, and there is told, that BSD can use FFS - "This is native filesystem for most BSD unixes (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Sun Solaris, ...).", also: SFS (Secure FileSystem) and UFS (it was used it early BSD versions).
So any other ideas? :-) (or maybe that thing, tha I want is not created... :-))
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Old 07-04-2003
Perhaps that is one difference between Linux and BSD that is not often discussed?

Perhaps the simple matter is that BSD does not offer a filesystem that can be mounted by a Windows operating system?

Any BSD experts care to clarify on BSD filesystems and Windows access?
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Old 07-04-2003
Hmm, looks tricky. If nobody replies here try arstechnica there are some serious geeks there who may know.

Also, doesnt FreeBSD still use UFS?
If all else fails you could use cygwin, although that would be sidestepping the actual problem at hand.
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