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Old 08-02-2001
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Is there any way I can read a floppy written on SCO Unix 3 on a Redhat Linux 6.0 machine?? If so, how?

Thanks in advance,
# 2  
Old 08-03-2001

write and read the floppy using tar normally works.
# 3  
Old 08-03-2001

Unfortunately, it was written with some proprietary SCO Unix based software that formatted the floppy 1st, then added data to it... I cant mount it no matter what I try.

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Old 08-03-2001
Linux kernel supports many filesystems types and the chances are good that the filesystem on the floppy is supported. If you can find out what the filesystem is, you can remake the kernel to recognize the filesystem.

What filesystems does SCO support?

Here is a list from linux mount command:

-t vfstype
The argument following the -t is used to indicate
the file system type. The file system types which
are currently supported are listed in
linux/fs/filesystems.c: adfs, affs, autofs, coda,
coherent, devpts, efs, ext, ext2, hfs, hpfs,
iso9660, minix, msdos, ncpfs, nfs, ntfs, proc,
qnx4, romfs, smbfs, sysv, udf, ufs, umsdos, vfat,
xenix, xiafs. Note that coherent, sysv and xenix
are equivalent and that xenix and coherent will be
removed at some point in the future -- use sysv
instead. Since kernel version 2.1.21 the types ext
and xiafs do not exist anymore.
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Old 08-07-2001

mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

You may need to adjust, of course, for the correct floppy device and mount directory. A lot of the time, auto will mount it just fine. If that doesn't work, try:

mount -t sysv /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Now, if THAT doesn't work, it's possible you do not have native support for that filesystem... It'll take a little work, but it can be done...
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