[CentOS] How to add System V Filesystem to Centos?

Tue Feb 7 01:27:11 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com>

On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 17:04 -0800, Raymond Lillard wrote:
> Mace Eliason wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am working on a project where I have to move some parts files from an 
> > old Unix server. I have tared the files to floppy disc, but I can't 
> > mount them.
> forget the filesystem.  Use the dd command.  all block
> devices can also be accessed as char devices in Unix.

Don't need dd. The nature of *IX file systems is that raw file system
access is "automatic" just by requesting it.

> I'm assuming your files are small enough to fit on
> a single floppy?
> Write to floppy:
> 	tar czvf -  <path> | dd of=/dev/rfd0xx

s/ \| dd //

Older unix systems  may not have gzip/bzip and if they do, may not have
it callable from tar. Might need to use it in a pipeline.

> Read from floppy:
> 	cd <path>
> 	dd if=/dev/rfd0xx | tar xzvf -

tar -xzvf /dev/rfd0xx

> Note: You will need to determine the correct device
>        names.  I have written this off the top of my head,
>        and I haven't used a floppy in quite a while.
> Ray
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