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Old 01-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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SCO 505 partition on 2nd SCSI drive, 1st running suse9.3


I'm running SuSE 9.3 on a primary drive, via Adaptec 29160 SCSI adapter. To this I've added a second drive, w/several partitions. I want to access the contents of a GNU HURD partition containing SCO 5.0.5; mostly character files. I cannot get Yast to recognize this partition. Please advise.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Filesystems-HOWTO-9.html#ss9.12

Google may find a free read-only driver for you. www.google.com/linux
 
Old 01-24-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
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Suse linux w/2nd scsi drive; want to read SCO partition

1/24/08
Thanks for info from Emerson.
I'm slow at this; really want to try to mount the HTFS filesystem w/sco
from the command line in linux. I'm an old-fashioned purist I guess,
but it seems to me that I should be able to work it out w the mount command. In Yast, the second drive /dev/sdb is recognized, as is the primary drive. Both are on the Adaptec ad. I'm heading toward
mount -t ??? /dev/sdb4 /sco
/sco is an empty file in the root dir. of drive 0
Any thoughts? Thanks
Jim
 
Old 01-24-2008, 06:48 PM   #4
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Try with sysv.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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scsi sco on linux

1/26/08
Thanks E.
So here's the interesting part.
my 0 drive is all suse9.3 linux, one partition.
the 1 drive is a tri-partitioned scsi drive, containing a fat32, linux and sco unix partitions, sdb 1,2 and 4. It boots as drive 0 just fine into sco unix, I have that partition active, and hadn't been using the win or linux sections on it. Now I want to get to the unix partition.
In suse Yast, it id's all 3 partitions, as sdb 1,2,4.

At the prompt, I used:
> mount -r -t sysv /dev/sdb4 /sco
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb4
or too many mounted file systems.

So how to get to that partition without resorting to dd or something.
Jim
 
Old 01-27-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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sco partition

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Given the above problem accessing second drive; I resort to the primary drive; reformat it, load sco 505 onto first 2g, and then suse9.3 onto the remaining 16.2g. Both work independently; Now I tried to access the sco partition on the same drive via yast and the command line; neither worked giving same message as previous post. /sco is 777 root and i was root. Confounding that root privileges would lead to such dead end.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Jim
 
Old 01-27-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
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You said it boots fine into SCO, I'd say upload those files to some FTP or NFS server. SuSE probably has no HTFS support, searching for an add-on-driver and installing it is too much trouble compared to a simple upload.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #8
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sco partition

1/28/08
Thanks for suggestions.
My problem is this: SCO partition is not set up to network; it sits there alone, w/about 500 MB of char-data files I want to access from Linux.

Even though I can zip-transfer from the SCO htfs on drive 1 to the SCO partition on drive 0, I still can't access or use that data w/o shutting down and rebooting. So w/my migration to Linux as the main OS, I still want to access the old files in the SCO partition. I would guess that if Linux won't recognize the filesystem on the harddrive, it won't on the Zip either. I checked the filesystems in divvy, and the root fs is htfs, not eafs.
Thanks very much.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
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I hear HTFS support for Linux is discontinued due to patent problems. At this point I'd say you have two options:
1. Search net and get that free read-only driver;
2. Copy your files over to some other partition readable by both SCO and Linux.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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sco on linux

1/28/08

Thank you for your suggestions; this is entirely new territory for me!
And pretty exciting - I checked google/linux and see this avenue unfolding. I am starting to get a feel for the filesystems issue and picked up the book Linux Filesystems. So I will be checking into this over the next few days and get back to you. Adding a driver is an unknown for me so this should be pretty interesting.
Jim
 
  


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