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  1. #1

    Mount NCR Unix disk on Linux

    Hi all

    I have an NCR UNIX hard disk I need to mount it on a Linux box
    The FS Type in fdisk on linux is '63' for the partition
    How can i mount on my linux box ?
    what is kernel module i needed ?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    May 2006
    the hills
    Try mounting it as type sysv

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    Fail to mount as sysv
    [root@yasser yasser]# modprobe sysv
    [root@yasser yasser]# mount -t sysv /dev/sda3 /mnt/ncr
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    [root@yasser yasser]# dmesg |tail -1
    VFS: unable to find oldfs superblock on device sda3

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    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    May 2006
    the hills
    That error means it isn't sysv. The man page for the mount
    command lists the supported filesystem types. You may
    have to try them all.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    There are a number of file system types that linux CAN support, but doesn't out-of-the-box. You would need to modify the kernel to support them either with build-in drivers, or loadable drivers. One example is JFS (Journaled File System), or XFS. An example of this is an embedded ARM Linux system I'm working on. I needed support for CIFS/SMB file systems, and it did not as delivered, so I had to add it to the kernel. Once I modified and built the kernel, I was able to mount Windows shares without difficulty. The same goes for this, I think. Linux pretty much supports just about every Unix file system ever known, but not necessarily by default.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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