Basic conversion from Linux

By Kurt Seifried, [email protected]


This chapter covers the basic of conveting from OpenBSD to Linux.


Device names and conventions

Device names and conventions are different in OpenBSD.


Harddrives, CDROM's, and other removable media


Action Linux OpenBSD
Mount the first partition on the first IDE drive as /exmaple mount /dev/hda1 /example mount /dev/wd0a /example
Mount a DOS formatted floppy disk as /floppy mount -t dos /dev/fd0 /floppy mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /floppy
Mount a CDROM on the second channel that is master as /cdrom mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0a /cdrom


OpenBSD supports iso9660 (CDROM), EXT2, NFS, XFS, FAT (various forms) and a number of other common filesystems. The following command will display information about mount:

man mount

This manual page is also available online "man mount"


Network devices









Last updated on 24/3/2002

Copyright Kurt Seifried 2002 [email protected]