Subject: Re: sysinst won't mount an ext2 file system?
To: Art Lemasters <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/14/2003 07:18:36
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On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:06:10PM -0600, Art Lemasters wrote:
> In sysinst, to mount the Linux drive (wd0), I entered the device as
> wd0, and then wd0f in the next try (just in case it needed the
> partition designator).  ext2 was entered as the file system.

it should be ext2fs, not ext2.

> I entered the proper directory for the NetBSD install files on the
> GNU/Linux drive.
> sysinst told me that it couldn't mount the drive.  I went to the shell
> offered in sysinst and tried to manually mount the GNU/Linux drive.

what exactly did you do to mount it manually?

> Will I have to compile a kernel in Linux again to enable it to mount a
> NetBSD system and copy the files to it that way?

INSTALL kernel already has support for ext2fs, you don't need to compile
new kernel.


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