Subject: Re: wanted: sparc 4m miniroot
To: None <gherbert@Axil.COM>
From: Simon Walton <simonw@CS.UCLA.EDU>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/28/1996 16:36:11
> I don't recall having od'ed a raw disk partition and checked by hand,
> but all Solaris 2.x work I've done has always said it's ufs type filesystems
> (and I regularly move drives over to Solaris 1.1.2 machines from 2.5
> machines and mount it..).  So, ought to be portable from any existing
> 2.x (x up to 2.5.1) machine to NetBSD/Sparc.  I don't think Sun changed
> their filesystem when they went to Solaris 2.x.

   From the Solaris system administrator's guide...
"The System V file system traditionally provided with System V
releases is not included in the SunOS 5.x system software
because of significant restrictions, such as ... [usual stuff]"

   The Solaris ufs is essentially BSD ffs. Having said that, I
have not been able to cross-mount NetBSD and SunOS partitions on
my machine (SS5). This may be something to do with the low-level
mappings in the device driver.