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Re: Moving IRIX disk to Linux

To: Dave Sill <ds-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Moving IRIX disk to Linux
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 13:06:06 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from Dave Sill <ds-linux-xfs@sws5.ctd.ornl.gov> of "Mon, 26 Mar 2001 13:58:43 EST." <15039.37219.881717.250160@sws5.ctd.ornl.gov>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Maybe you need to add irix partition table support - I am not sure this
was done in the pre-release kernels.

Steve

> I installed the kernel and other updates from RPM on my Athlon Red Hat
> 7.0 system:
> 
>   Linux malachite 2.4.0-SGI_XFS_PR #1 Fri Jan 12 00:05:18 CST 2001 i686 unkno
> wn
> 
> It boots OK, except something seems to blow /dev/mouse away during the
> boot.
> 
> I hooked up a drive with an XFS filesystem created on an IRIX
> system. This is just a test; the FS contains junk files.
> 
> During the boot, the kernel reports:
> 
>   Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
>   SCSI device sda: 91923356 512-byte hdwr sectors (47065 MB)
>   Partition check:
>    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: unknown partition table
> 
> But fdisk sees the partition table OK:
> 
>   Disk /dev/sda (SGI disk label): 28 heads, 328 sectors, 10009 cylinders
>   Units = cylinders of 9184 * 512 bytes
>   
>   ----- partitions -----
>      Device  Info      Start       End   Sectors  Id  System
>   /dev/sda8               1     10009  91919260   a  SGI xfs
>   /dev/sda9               0         0      4096   0  SGI volhdr
>   /dev/sda11              0     10009  91923356   6  SGI volume
> 
> And the only device file associated with the disk is /dev/sda--no
> sda8, sda9, or sda11.
> 
> I tried mounting /dev/sda, and got:
> 
>   # mount -t xfs /dev/sda /mnt
>   mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
>          or too many mounted file systems
> 
> Anyone have any ideas? I'm a linux-xfs newbie, but I'm familar with
> XFS and Linux.
> 
> -Dave



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