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Date:      Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:26:48 -0500
From:      Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: external drive
Message-ID:  <200707101926.48282.freebsd@dfwlp.com>
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On Tuesday 10 July 2007 17:21:35 Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> After yesterdays fiasco trying to upgrade 5.5 to 6.2 - I just grabbed a new
> drive and did a clean install of 6.2
>
> Its working great, no errors I'm happy-
>
> There are some files (basically some custom config  and cf files) that I
> would like to copy from the 5.5 drive -
> So I put it in an external enclosure  and needless to say windows wouldn't
> recognize it - and the MAC OSX though it sees it , it wont let me mount it
> (despite the fact that I clicked mount drive )
>
> 2 questions;
>
> 1. Is there anything out there that would let me read a BSD drive from a
> windows or mac machine?
> 2. If I do just plug the drive into the BSD USB port will it cause any
> conflicts as there will be duplicates of the main slices
> /var
> /usr etc..
>
> Or am I safe just plugging it in and mounting it?
>
>
> PS: Thanks to everyone for the feedback yesterday - I learned A LOT in the
> last 24 hours
>
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> Jean-Paul
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you can just plug it into the bsd box, it wont mount automatically.

you can create temporary mountpoints, say maybe:

/media/usr
/media/var
/media/root

and mount them on those.  copy what you need out, and the unmount them when 
youre ready.

hth,
-- 
Jonathan Horne
http://dfwlpiki.dfwlp.org
freebsd@dfwlp.com



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