Subject: Re: disklabel compatibility between platforms?
To: Andrei Petrov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 12/15/2000 13:48:55
On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Andrei Petrov wrote:
> > > It is probably best for you to dd the disk into a file on another drive,
> > > so you can be sure you won't corrupt the filesystems with a Mac disklabel.
> > >
> If you can get somehow(manually decoding disklabel) partition information
> and dd partition to file, you should be able to mount it thru vnd.
> Correct endianness should be taken care by proper ffs settings.
> Just a thought.
That would work too. You'd need to make a file for each partition, and use
vnd to mount that.
Oh, either way, you'll also need a kernel with options FFS_EI, which is
not normally in GENERIC (on macppc).
Assuming a normal Alpha disklabel, you probably had the "a" partition
starting at block 0, so you can just mount the c partition of the disk.