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Newsgroups: comp.unix.sco.misc
Subject: Re: How do I mount an SCO UNIX 3.2 filesystem on Linux
From: spcecdt@deeptht.armory.com. (John DuBois)
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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 11:14:18 GMT

Brian K. White wrote:
> the easiest way to go would be to run mkdev hd to add a new hard drive,
> (this creates the /dev/hdxyz device files for you) then determine the
> device name for your new raw partition (or whole drive for that metter,
> you actually do not need any partitions at all, not even one that takes up
> the whole drive)
> then dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hd10 (for whole 2nd ide drive for instance)
> then mkfs -f HTFS /dev/hd10
> then mkdir /d2
> then mount -f HTFS /dev/hd10 /d2
> then to copy your "u" filesystem, 
> cd /u; tar cf - . | (cd /d2 ;tar xf -)
> then in linux:
> mkdir /d2
> modprobe sysv
> mount -t sysv /dev/hdb /d2
> note: if linux can't read the HTFS filesystem, you may need to try
> substituting one of the following untill it works. I know for a fact linux
> reads xenix just fine, but xenix fs has yucky limitations like 14
> character name length

If Linux does understand the filesystem type currently in use, there's no need
to create a new filesystem and tar-copy the files over.  Just dd the filesystem
directly onto the new device, e.g.:

dd if=/dev/ru of=/dev/rhd10 bs=64k

John DuBois  spcecdt@armory.com.  KC6QKZ/AE  https://www.armory.com./~spcecdt/

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