FreeBSD and Amiga filesystems, formatting HDs, moving filesystem

Jonathan Belson jon at
Sun Nov 5 21:30:01 GMT 2000


> I've finally got around to adding the hard disk from my old Amiga (2.5GB
> 3.5" IDE) to my FreeBSD box and was wondering if there is any way I can
> mount it and be able to read the Amiga filesystem on the disk under
> FreeBSD, so that I can salvage any useful files from it.

Linux has Amiga filesystem support, but I don't think it's made it
to FreeBSD yet.
> I presume that the easiest way to do this is to use sysinstall.


> Should I be aware of any particular issues here?
> I've read about 'dangerously dedicated' mode; should I format the disk to
> be compatible with other OSes anyway, just in case?
> Is there any point in putting a small MS-DOS partition on the disk 'just
> because'?

Well, if you're not going to put other OSes on it then it should be

> Once I've formatted the disk (assuming I can 'just do it' with sysinstall),
> obviously I want to make it the new /var partition.
> Do I just need to add an appropriate entry to /etc/fstab, ie
> /dev/wd3s??             /var            ufs     rw              2       2

Should do the trick.

> The value of ?? presumably will be set by sysinstall.
> If I guess wd3s1e, would I be right?
> (I /think/ I'm starting to get the hang of slice names now..)

Possibly.  They still stump me sometimes.



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