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Re: Lingua franca file system Linux-NetBSD-FreeBSD?

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 09:55:54AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > There is the obvious possibility of using msdos (FAT32); I could run 
> > FreeDOS on such a partition as well as using the partition to share data 
> > between Linux, NetBSD and FreeBSD, and FreeDOS too.  Drawback is some 
> > problems getting long file names straight, and lack of case sensitivity.  
> > But maybe FAT32 is the safest choice?

> I'd try this option, before going the FAT32 way.

Did you slip here?  My option that you cite is FAT32.

> There also used to be a UFS file system in linux, but I've no idea if it
> can safely mount a modern BSD FFS.

Not sure about the safety of read-write, but I've successfully mounted a NetBSD 
partition from Linux read-only.  That should be safe?

Linux could not read a FreeBSD disklabel.  NetBSD partition had only the 
sysinst default: root partition and swap partition.  In the future, I think I'd 
want a separate partition for /home; think that would be a good idea for Linux 
too, using an extended partition in the case of Linux.

> -- 
> Manuel Bouyer <>


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