Problem with DD and mounting hard drives
Basically I'm trying to mount two IBM 6605 68 pin scsi drives. They are detected and I can find them in dmesg. The problem is that I can't mount them (funny naming scheme), and I can't run DD on them to at least get a copy of the data. Is there any way to look through to find out what is going wrong. I have looked for kern.log and that file is not present in /var/log. Is there anywhere else I should check, the dd has been stuck at 0+0 records since I started. I just checked for the first time it is 26000 seconds elapsed using the kill -SRC1 (pid) method. Any suggestions, these are from an AS400 running SSP (system support program) version 7.1, and when I try to mount them it says they are not a block drive. I've been googling to no avail, mainly because this is a very obscure problem. Any suggestions would be great. I'm not new to linux but I'm not an expert by any means.
File system and mount commands
the command I used was
mount /dev/sdg(n) /home/user/folder
The file system is either Tape file system (IBM proprietary)
Or IBM DB2 (IBM database file system). Those are pretty much the only two I could find, I have searched high and low for this, but these are the only two I can find.
Really top priority is getting DD to work, do you have any advice on that, I want a backup of these drives as soon as possible.