UTek (V) filesystems and boot blocks

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu Jan 20 17:28:02 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 22:42 +0000, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Does anyone happen to know if UTek V's filesystem was compatible with
> > anybody else's (hint: one that I might have a chance of reading with
> > Linux, which probably limits me to sysv to be honest)
> Linux can handle about a dozen different partition maps, and quite a few
> file systems. You might be best to use dd to take an image off the hard
> disk and then try and mount the image.

Worth a try I suppose; I have a feeling that Linux doesn't support that
many different partition formats though - dos/linux, sun/bsd, sgi, and
that's about it I think. It *might* use the sun/bsd format I suppose,
but seems more likely that it's something oddball.

This Tek machine will have at least two partitions (root and swap) so
I'll need to know the partition table format (or get details from the
running machine if I can find a suitable command to do so). Given that,
I can use dd under Linux to pull out the useful raw partitions into
their own files in order to mount via the loopback device and
appropriate fs driver. In theory, anyway :)

> Make a safety copy of it, too.

Absolutely. Technically I have one from when I last fired up this
machine a few years ago - but it's stored on CDR and I've really gone
off using CDs for anything critical these days, so I figured I'd make a
fresh copy.


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