How do I mount a partition with UFS filesystem (FreeNAS) in Ubuntu 11.10?

I'm a total Ubuntu newbie and just switched from FreeNAS.

There should be ll the info I need I guess, but if anyone would help me get going i'll by glad =)


Mounting UFS file systems in Ubuntu should be straight forward. Follow these simple steps to make sure that your are mounting your FreeNAS disks properly in Ubuntu:

Load the UFS module (or make sure its loaded)

sudo modprobe ufs

Make a directory where to mount the files on

mkdir ~/ufs_mount

To find out which device holds your UFS file system use the command fdisk -l, note which device you intend to mount.

Mount the file system to the directory your previously created

sudo mount -r -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/sdb1 /home/<your_username>/ufs_mount

(where: sdb1 is the UFS partition you want to mount and <your_username> is the your current username where the intended mounting point was created previously.

  • Thank you! I think I've missed a step before though, as in "adding" the disk to the system somehow? Because the command seems to mount a partion, and I haven't yet mounted the disk.codemount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so – Tim Dec 4 '11 at 20:54
  • what does sudo fdisk -l output (add it to your question by pressing the edit button) – Bruno Pereira Dec 4 '11 at 20:57
  • The command did not output anything :/ – Tim Dec 4 '11 at 21:02
  • try with sudo, I fixed the request in the comment (without sudo does not output anything) – Bruno Pereira Dec 4 '11 at 21:03
  • cat /proc/partitions will also do, again add that to the question it self instead of as a comment here – Bruno Pereira Dec 4 '11 at 21:05

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