Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Help!! Unix hard drive damaged, using live CD to get data out!

Posted on 2007-07-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I have a hard drive that's physically damaged and I can't get the SCO Unix to boot. Everytime I get around it, it mounts what it can in read only, which doesn't help because I can't mount anything.

I'm at the point where I'm using a live Linux CD (DamnSmallLinux) and running off the CD. Now I just want to mount the SCO's hard drives and move the data out onto a USB drive. How do I mount the SCO drives from the live CD, and how do I know which devie in /dev is the SCO hard drive? I tried doing mount -t ufs, but it doesn't reognize that file type. Please help!!
Question by:bemara57
  • 2
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

Heem14 earned 2000 total points
ID: 19565968
just try mount without a type. it should autodetect

mount /dev/whatever /mnt/whatever


Author Comment

ID: 19566092
When I try that it gives an error:

mount: relocation error: mount: undefined symbol: blkid_known_fstype

I'm trying to mount /dev/hda and /dev/hdb.. do these sound like the main hard drives I'm after?

Author Comment

ID: 19566165
I *think* SCO Unix uses UFS file system type, please correct me if I'm wrong. If that's the case and DamnSmallLinux doesn't support UFS, then I have to find another live Linux CD. Is this the case?
LVL 62

Expert Comment

ID: 19569117

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month15 days, 9 hours left to enroll

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question