I ccould use a step by sstep insttruction on mounting a xenix filesystem
onto Linux so I can access the data on it
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I have an old working Xenix system (2.3.2?) that I wanted to move the data files
over to Linux. I removed the disk (a maxstor 80mb) from the xenix box and
attached it as a slave drive to the linux box. The linux system recongnized the
disk as hdh with a partition hdh4. So far so good. However when I tried to
mount the disk with the following ommand:
mount -r -t xenix /dev/hsh4 /mnt
I received the following message:
VFS: unable to read Xenix/SystemV/Coherent superblock on device
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1
or too many mounted filesystems.
I searched the news groups and linux archives and came across very little
regarding this problem. I was wondering whether anyone has been successful
in being to solve this?
The xenix disk does boot on the xenix box so I know that the file system is
good and the software/data is OK.
If anyone has the time perhaps they can help me solve this problem. I am doing
this for a friend who is unable to spend several hundred dollars with SCO for a
new operating system.
I know about uucp and direct connections but that is rather slow and tedious.
Direct copy from disk would be a lot faster and the preferred route.
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