I am in the process of moving my systems from Gentoo Linux to FreeBSD and have hit a snag. I back up my systems on SATA drives in USB shoeboxes. These drives all have ext2 filesystems. With FreeBSD 7.1 running normally, I'm able to mount these drives successfully with
mount -t ext2fs /dev/da0s1 <mount point>
My issue is that I periodically take a snapshot, using tar, of the whole system and want to do that with the Live CD (I've done this for years with the Gentoo Live CD), rather than the running system, so that things aren't wiggling around while backing up. The issue is that with the FreeBSD Live CD, I am unable to mount the USB drive with the same command as above. I get "Operation not supported by device" and the mount fails. This is currently blocking my ability to properly back up my systems.
Thanks in advance for any help ....