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Re: How to share paging file between NetBsd and Windows 7?

On 4 April 2014 23:17, Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
> you can mount_ntfs locally readwrite, and point the swap file to
> the windows pagefile. I believe that should work because the write code for
> NTFS is complete but the block allocation and freeing code is missing, but
> you don't need that

I tried but it didn't work. I couldn't chmod the pagefile to 600:

-bash-4.2# chmod 600 /mnt/pagefile.sys
chmod: /mnt/pagefile.sys: Operation not supported

On 4 April 2014 21:06, Benny Siegert <> wrote:
>> 2) Create a msdos partition, create a pagefile on it and mount it on both 
>> OS's
> Not sure if Windows likes that.

I took that from a quite old Linux-howto. I think Windows 7 should
accept that. Would it be enough for Netbsd? Would Netbsd allow me to
change permission on a ms-dos mounted file?

>> 3) NetBsd should have its own swap partition
> This is definitely the best solution. Disk space is not that expensive
> any more, just use a few gigs for each.

My old Thinkpad has 80G, of which more than 60 taken by Windows. I can
remove something but any Gig saved is welcome.


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