[rescue] UFS and HP9000 questions

Steve Sandau ssandau at bath.tmac.com
Thu Sep 25 16:21:08 CDT 2003

> I am hoping that the diskettes would be compatible with a modern 3.5 in disk
> drive (720K or 1.4M) and in a filesystem format that I could read from a
> Linux machine (like UFS?). I tried to read one from a RH7.3 machine but I
> have to admit I've never mounted a floppy before and 7.3 has some automount
> scheme. If I "mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy" the drive lites up and hangs
> awhile and then I get an error (sorry, don't remember the error). I seem to
> recall that RH defaults to trying to mount a floppy FAT (dos) format. Would
> anyone know how to convince a RH7.3 system to mount these floppies (if that
> is possible)?

I think HPUX's default fs is hfs. You might try -t hfs on the Linux box. 
Last time I had to do anything like tyhat on a Linux box I had to load 
the module as well...
> Any ideas/info would be appreciated.
I have two or three working HP 9000 boxes. I have tried to format a 
floppy  on the 725 with no luck so far. I'll try on the 712 when I get 

> BTW, at some point this hardware will be dumpster-bound and I don't have the
> room to rescue them. They are in NH and will probably be free if anyone is
> interested.

I'm certainly interested and able to pick up anything that'll fit in my 
Mazda 4-door...


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