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I need to know, if Ubuntu supports the venix 80286 file-system.
the HDD is fine, but I need to read, the file-system, and to copy some files of it!
i couldn't find anything useful on Google, and Askubuntu.

Question:Does Ubuntu support the venix 80286 file-system?

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System V. Nostalgic <3. Damn @alci I should learn not to comment and just make an answer. I had almost the same text ready to submit. – Rinzwind Jan 21 '13 at 8:33
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I have no access to a Venix file system, but it seems that Venix fielsystem is also known as System V filesystem.

Loading the module for sysv works on Ubuntu:

sudo modprobe sysv

So it seems the fielsystem is supported.

You should issue the following command and get the filesystem mounted;

mount -t sysv /dev/sdX /media/mountpoint

Then browes it in /media/mountpoint...

I cannot test, but it should work.

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Documentation on SysV kernel module is here! "It implements all of Xenix FS, SystemV/386 FS, Coherent FS." – gertvdijk Jan 21 '13 at 9:02
@alci, If i would typ this in a different distribution then Ubuntu, like parted magic, should it work. Don't have a Ubuntu machine/USB/CD/DVD, at hand right now! :( – blade19899 Jan 21 '13 at 9:28
Well, it really depends on the kernel that is submitted with your distro. Does it have the sysv module cimpiled in, or available as a module, or not at all. If 1 or 2, it should work. If 3, you would have to recompile, or rather find another distro. – alci Jan 21 '13 at 10:23

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