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

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:29:32AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I think the newfs command for ext2fs is newfs_ext2fs and not newfs_ext2? 


> While it's probably quite OK to format a partition for FAT32 from Linux 
> (mkdosfs) or *BSD and then install FreeDOS, I think that, for a partition 
> where Linux is to be installed, it would be preferable to format said 
> partition from Linux rather than *BSD.  I would be less fussy for a 
> nonbootable data partition.

If it's for installing linux, probably. If it's just a data partition
it probably doesn't matters.
Note that linux will probably format it as ext3, not ext2, and there's
no support for ext3 in NetBSD.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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