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Old 03-15-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Linux distros with support for Xenix file system

I am looking at ways to migrate old data files from a Xenix system and I want to find out if anybody knows to a distro of Linux that can mount Xenix filesystems.

The system involved also has a tape back-up, Colorado 350 (QIC-80)could I use Linux to read the data files from tape and write to CD? I have used a Windows based utility to look at the tapes but I can only see certain types of file and I get some odd results if I try a restore!
Old 03-15-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Hello. Sorry I cannot help you from personal experience, but I looked up some info and I found this. Maybe this will be helpful to you.
Old 03-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #3
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System V/Xenix/V7/Coherent file system support    (CONFIG_SYSV_FS)  (tristate)
Here's a config option straight from the latest kernel (2.6.20). It may or may not be what you are looking for. Unfortunately these sorts of things were well before my time.
So if its in the kernel then theres a good chance theres a distro with it. I would suggest Debian/Debian based distros, their kernels have a fairly broad scope.
Worst case scenario you could recompile the kernel and include the config option yourself.
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

I have just checked my Debian and it has sysv fs support in the vanilla kernel. It may be worth checking if other distros also have it, but it seems likely.


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