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I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data between them. Any ideas?

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The native filesystem for linux is ext(2/3/4), for freebsd, ffs, which linux supports as ufs. If the correct modules are present, you should be able to mount the bsd partition via mount -t ufs ... WRT swap, have a look at: tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+FreeBSD-3.html –  goldilocks Apr 17 '12 at 15:07
cant the partition be just fat32 ? –  user36582 Apr 17 '12 at 15:12
Linux can mount fat32, but I don't know if having it live there will be very good. Archlinux almost certainly does not have an install option for this, so if you want to try it, you're going to have to work around that, which will not be easy. My advice: DON'T. Why do you want to use fat32 anyway? –  goldilocks Apr 17 '12 at 15:18
But … the swap partition isn’t a filesystem, so most of the above is moot, right? –  Scott Apr 12 '13 at 17:56

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