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Re: [Semi-OT] using a "ppc" disk on a x86 box

On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 02:15:26AM +0100, ncrfgs@tin.it wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to read on a x86 box a disk I used on a pegasos2 box. I'm
> going to use the disk through a pata2usb external box.
> I tried plugging the disk in. The system detects the disk (sda) but not
> the partitions (sda1, sda2, etc.).

Based on this, I'm assuming you are using a USB disk formatted on your
pegasus2 machine.

> Could anybody please give me a pointer?

There is no such thing as a "ppc" disk, there are just specific
filesystems. You probably don't have the specific support for the
filesystem on your machine. Do you know what filesystem was used on that
disk? Once you find out you can then install the specific packages and
you should be able to access the partitions on the disk.

Also if you could post the kernel message output that would give us some

> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards.
> /Fergus
> -- 
> Value your freedom, or you will lose it, teaches history.
> ``Don't bother us with politics,'' respond those who don't
> want to learn.
>  -- Richard M. Stallman
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