Dear Alpha Linux users,
I want to transfer some data (estimated: 500 MB .. 1 GB)
from an Alpha Linux machine to a Pentium Linux PC. Both use SuSE 7.0.
The Pentium has no network connection. I could use 150 MB cartridges,
but I would prefer using an external SCSI disk if possible.
1) Are the partition tables between these two CPUs compatible?
(The Alpha machine uses PC-style tables, it runs ARC and MILO.)
2) If the answer to 1) is "yes":
Do you see any obstacle to writing a "tar" archive to the
partition on the Alpha and reading it on the Pentium?
3) If the answer to 1) is "yes":
Is there any Unix-style file system whose on-disk structures
can be used by both an Alpha and a Pentium CPU?
(FAT is no option because I want to save access rights etc.)
4) If the answer to 1) is "no":
Would a "tar" archive written to the disk device (without
partitions) be transferable from the Alpha to the Pentium machine?
Joerg Bruehe, SQL Datenbanksysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany
(speaking only for himself)