I recently tried mounting my Linux partitions in
Solaris 7 Intel. I couldn't mount my root Linux
partition, which is in an extended partition.
Here's a description of my system, from a Linux
/dev/sda 9.1G Quantum
/dev/sdb 9.1G Quantum
/dev/sdc 1.9G IBM
/dev/sda1 16M /boot primary Linux partition
/dev/sda4 Extended partition (type 05)
/dev/sda5 3G / extended Linux partition
/dev/sdb1 500M FAT (initial boot drive)
/dev/sdb3 2.2G / primary Solaris partition
/dev/sdb4 Extended partition (type 05)
/dev/sdb6 128M extended Linux swap partition
The other partitions are all HPFS or NTFS.
It may be worth pointing out that Solaris did
not "cleanly" install on cylinder boundaries,
which tools like DOS fdisk and Partition Magic
do not like at all. To Make matters worse, Solaris
wrote into the partition table in the wrong order
(this is /dev/sda).
This shouldn't be a problem, as the partition table
and partitions on /dev/sdb are fine, and this is where
the Linux root I want to mount is.
I've managed to mount Linux /boot (primaty), but that
is of little use.
Is there any way to get Solaris to mount the partition
in the extended partition? I have the impression that
Solaris doesn't get on well with PC extended partitions
(it won't install in one for a start).
Is atrophy a shiny cup?
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