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SubjectRe: NOW iBCS problems... (was Re: Nostalgia: System V Release 2 filesystem)
On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 07:57:57PM -0600, Jim Roland wrote:
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> To all still listening to this thread, I managed to get things copied over.
> I ended up getting the network card to work by faking the old subnet on my
> network with a 2nd "server" card. Long story, but it worked.
>
I have to ask. Was the old subnet somehow hardwired into the card?

> By using a series of mounts and dd commands, I was able to get the drive
> copied to a single file for backup purposes. I then, storing it on a
> backup system, setup a loopback ext2 filesystem (in a single file) and
> copied the data across by sucking from the old box into the new box (new
> Linux box pulling files from the INSECURE workstation). It's kind of long,
> but if anyone is interested in how, I will elaborate later.

Sounds like an adventure. We now pronounce you worthy.
>
> I was (after installing the iBCS module) able to get the program to run,
> except that I get an error soon after the splash screen comes up. Here i
> sthe screen shot of the screen:
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> Copyright (c) 1991 U.S. AMADA Co., LTD. version 2.11
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> FMS LINE CONTROL SYSTEM(P.CELL)
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> Interactive UNIX
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> Loading the software, please wait ...
> iBCS: ioctl(3, 6b00[..k], 0xbffff9a6) unsupported
> SYSTEM ERROR : ioctl(): Invalid argument
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> Are there other iBCS module I need to load becides just the iBCS.o module?
> Any special devices I need to make or link to "modern" ones? Any help
> woudl be appreciated.
>
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>
> -=>Jim Roland
>
> "Never settle with words what you can settle with a flamethrower."
> --Anonymous
>
>
> On Sat, 25 Mar 2000, Toby A. Rider wrote:
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> > Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 09:46:55 -0800
> > From: Toby A. Rider <tarider@argyll.wisemagic.com>
> > To: Jim Roland <jim@roland.net>, linux-admin@vger.rutgers.edu
> > Subject: Re: Nostalgia: System V Release 2 filesystem
> >
> > Jim Roland wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > However, I am needing to mount the drive under Linux. I've searched for
> > > over 7-8 hours all over the net, kernel documentation, etc, but am unable
> > > to get the drive to mount.
> > >
> >
> > Please keep us posted on your progress with this. I remember those old
> > machines and will be very interested in seeing if you're able to mount
> > that volume on your linux box.
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Toby A. Rider
> >
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