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

Posted on 2007-07-25
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
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    just try mount without a type. it should autodetect

    mount /dev/whatever /mnt/whatever


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    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?

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    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?
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