How can I mount/read an old SCO Unix SystemV Hard Disk with Ubuntu Linux?
Posted on 2006-11-02
I have to get data off of an old Medical Manager system drive that will no long boot from its original machine.
I have an Ubuntu 6.06 install up and running. I put an Adaptec 2930 scsi controller in and I can see the drive when I do fdisk -l
fdisk -l returns:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda4 * 1 1110 8916043+ 63 GNU HURD or SysV
I created a directory under /mnt/medman as the mount point.
I edited fstab and put in the follow line
FILE SYSTEM MOUNT POINT TYPE OPTIONS DUMP PASS
/dev/sda4 /mnt/medman ???? ro,umask=000 0 0
Under TYPE I have tried sysv, ufs, and several others.
I seem to get this error after I type: mount /dev/sda4
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad suberblock on /dev/sda4
missing codepage or other error.
I am pretty sure it is the type and it looks like Ubuntu doesn't support the needed type.
I found that the listed file systems for SCO Unix OpenSystem V are
File systems S51K, AFS, EAFS, HTFS, DTFS
and that the following applies:
Installation Must boot from S51K, AFS, EAFS file system types, which restricts the partition size to 2 GB maximum. HTFS and DTFS file systems support up to 1 TB in size, but cannot used to boot SCO Open Server.
Is there a work around to get Ubuntu Linux to recognize this SCO Unix disk?