|Summary:||trouble mounting XENIX filesystem|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Stephen Duame <sduame>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-06-04 18:40:11 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Stephen Duame 1999-12-16 00:27:59 UTC
Date: 12-13-99 Problem: mounting XENIX partition I have been unable to mount my XENIX partition. I have an IDE HD with a SCO XENIX 2.3.4 partition taking up the full disk (240MB). If the XENIX HD is installed on the primary/master IDE it will boot and run successfully. If a fsck is run on the filesystem there are no errors. On my Linux system I have a primary/master HD partitioned with win98 (2GB) and Linux (8GB) and a CD on the secondary/master and everything works fine. All attempts to mount the XENIX HD (secondary/slave) in the Linux system have been unsuccessful. Linux boot does recognize the XENIX HD (on hdd) as shown below: # dmesg | grep hd ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio hda: WDC WD102BA, ATA DISK drive hdc: 36X CD-ROM, ATAPI CDROM drive hdd: QUANTUM LP240A GM240A01X, ATA DISK drive hda: WDC WD102BA, 9779MB w/1961kB Cache, CHS=1246/255/63 hdd: QUANTUM LP240A GM240A01X, 234MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=723/13/51 hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 > hdd: hdd4 and fdisk recognizes the XENIX partition hdd4: # fdisk -l /dev/hdd Disk /dev/hdd: 13 heads, 51 sectors, 723 cylinders Units = cylinders of 663 * 512 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdd4 * 1 722 239317+ 2 XENIX root XENIX is listed in the RedHat Linux 6.1 Reference Guide page 460 as a supported partiton type. if I understand correctly, XENIX has been merged into the Sys V loadable module (sysv). But the mount command generates the error below: # mount -t sysv /dev/hdd4 /mnt/sysv VFS: unable to read Xenix/SystemV/Coherent superblock on device 16:44 mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd4, or too many mounted file systems I spoke to Dave Cook at RedHat tech support, he was very knowledgeable and we tried several things but to no avail. He suggested I enter a bugzilla report which I am doing now. I hope you can help. Stephen Duame email@example.com 954-456-4527
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-12-17 14:44:59 UTC
The mount command is correct, and mount seems to be doing the right thing. Looks like a bug in sysv support in the kernel - reassigning.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford
Comment 3 Brent R Brian 2000-01-05 16:47:59 UTC
I have the same, exact, problem. RH6.1 with Xenix 2.3.4, same error message. I am running ADM486-100, 64M RAM, FIC 486/PCI Motherboard. Brent R Brian, Brian Enterprises BrentRBrian@prodigy.net 704-868-2224
Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2002-06-04 18:40:05 UTC
Found this ancient bug in the Bugzilla cleanup, taking. Is there an interest still? We are on release 7.2 now. The last 6.x supported is 6.2.
Comment 5 Pete Zaitcev 2002-07-01 17:32:19 UTC
I spoke with sysv maintainer Christoph Hellwig (hch), and he is generally available. Closing the bug as stale, reopen if there's an actual interest and if a current release can reproduce the problem. Then I'll take it up with Christoph.