Mounting Xenix Filesystem with Linux
Posted by Tony Lawrence
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It's 2004, folks. Yet here we have someone trying to mount a
Well, mounting SCO filesystems under Linux isn't easy. The first
impediment is that Linux (other than LVM) thinks filesystems and disk partitions
belong together and SCO usually divides one disk partition into
multiple filesystems. If the target box is still running, and you
can still put hardware in it, you can transfer a SCO filesystem to a whole disk
easily. Otherwise, it's not so easy. The Linux kernel
support was apparently intended for floppy disks anyway.
The next problem for non-Xenix disks is that, as far as I know,
no one has every written anything to mount SCO HTFS file systems,
which is what you are most likely to find. So unless you have
access to the box and can copy data to a filesystem type Linux CAN
understand (SysV), you probably won't get far.
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