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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Easy. Use fdisk to make the swap area into a separate slice -- not partition. That way, all operating systems will see the area: FreeBSD as something like ada0s1, Windows -- as D:, Linux -- as whatever its conventions.
Then, in FreeBSD you can just
As for sharing the data partitions, both Linux and FreeBSD can read each other's filesystems in theory. In practice, however, the undestanding is limited to the old(er) formats with default parameters. For example, a FreeBSD filesystem created with
Similarly, FreeBSD's access of ext2 and ext3 has plenty of caveats -- and raiserfs does not have even a rudimentary support.
If you only need some of the files shared (such as the
That all said, I hear, support for ZFS on Linux is finally there. Maybe, you can use that superiour filesystem from both OSes on the same slice? Now that'd be cool!