Can't mount Xenix drive on Linux system

Can't mount Xenix drive on Linux system

Post by FYOM » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


I am trying to mount an IDE hard drive that is set up with Xenix 2.3.4 on my
Redhat 6.0 computer.

I can see using 'lsmod' that 'sysv' module is loaded.

The drive is the second drive with the partition 'hdb4'

when I type the following commmand:

'mount -t sysv /dev/hdb4 /mnt/data'

I get the following error message:

VFS:Unable to read Xenix/SystemV/Coherent superblock on device 03:44
Mount: bad fs type, bad option, bad superblock on device hdb4
or too many mounted file systems.

What could be causing this problem?  Any help would be appreciated.




1. Mount xenix /u system under SCO 5.02 and WD network card with Xenix

I have xenix and SCO 5.02 on same harddrive and would like to use
xenix filesystem under UNIX! I followed directions found in one of the
on sosco and got message
could not stat device.
DOS is 1st partition, Xenix is 2nd and UNIX is 3rd partition.
do I need change numbers on mknod command?

Second question is on WD 8003EBT NIC.
It works OK under xenix right after mkdev wdn and mkdev tcp. If I reboot
into DOS and back again in Xenix, it stops working. Then I delete it.
redo mkdev wdn;mkdev tcp and works OK. I am experiencing similar
under SCO UNIX. Is there problem with card initialization after reboots.
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