moving disks between archs
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Feb 10 12:14:18 PST 2006
On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:51:18PM -0500, James Tanis wrote:
> Tar will work, but not a drive formatted on an i386 with a tar file on
Not if you store the tar file in a UFS filesystem on the drive, but I
suggested writing it to the raw disk where it is just a stream of bits
and therefore endian-neutral.
P.S. Don't top-post, it ruins continuity.
If its a sparc, why not just plug it into the network temporarily?
> Ive never seen a sparc without an integrated ethernet card.
> On 2/9/06, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:37:45PM +0100, Paolino wrote:
> > > I'm using a disk to bring data to an network-isolated machine running
> > > sparc. What filesystem can I use to get some compatibility?
> > >
> > > Having placed an UFS from an i386, makes it unreadable on the sparc, IRC
> > > guys tought me it's an endiannes problem.
> > >
> > > Is tar going to work ?
> > tar will work, so you can always write the tar file to the raw disk
> > (i.e. use no filesystem).
> > Kris
> James Tanis
> jtanis at pycoder.org
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