UTek (V) filesystems and boot blocks

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri Jan 21 10:14:53 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 09:49 -0600, Dan Wright wrote:
> On Thursday 20 January 2005 05:28 pm, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > > 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.
> You might want to check -- the available partition types list from the kernel
> on my laptop (linux is:


thanks for those - possible it might use the same as ultrix I suppose.

I've just got the system booting, albeit with a more modern SCSI drive
that I'd copied the raw disk image from the original drive to years ago.
Somewhat suprisingly it all still seems to work - only problem was that
the termination jumper had fallen off the bottom of the SCSI drive (so
there was an initial eek! where I thought the SCSI hardware might be

Funnily enough the original drive decided to behave and let me copy an
entire image from it under Linux too; in the past it's always given a
lot of read errors which is why I replaced it with a more modern one.

So, happy bunny at the moment - I've got a working machine, and a disk
image to play with.

There's three filesystems on the drive; root, data, and swap - hopefully
I can find something on the Tek to list the partition table itself...


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