xenix (sysv) filesystem and FreeBSD

Bill Campbell freebsd at celestial.com
Thu Sep 10 16:01:49 UTC 2015

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015, Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have a hdd (scsi), about 1985. I can detect hdd and geometry, But  
> maybe linux kernel removed xenix (sysv) filesytem.
> Question is , 1. Can i detect it via freebsd? 2. Can I read xenix (sysv)  
> filesytem ?

As others have suggested, use dd to copy the entire disk to an
image file.

We still have several clients running SCO systems, mostly
OpenServer in production.  The only reliable solution I've found
is to run them under VMware as it emulates old hardware that's
understood by SCO (e.g. SCSI disks and ancient NICs).

Getting VMware to recognize these disk images is a bit of a
hassle as it requires manually creating the vmdk file to describe
the geometry.

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