V7 filesystem work

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.edu.au
Sun Feb 21 12:29:29 AEST 1999

In article by Jonathan Naylor:
> Hello All
> A couple of weeks ago I hacked the program v7 from the bostic_tools to
> work under all sorts of different Unix versions. It worked great and
> allowed me to snoop around the V7 file system images from native Linux.
> Anyone who wants a copy can send me an e-mail.
> Anyway I had a few hours spare today, and decided to try adding the V7
> filesystem to the Linux kernel. Results so far are encouraging:

> I am using the loop block device to allow me to mount a file as a block
> device, this saves me having to add a new partition to my disc. There
> should be no reason why it won't work with a true disc partition. The V7
> filesystem under Linux is read/write.
> Anyone interested ?

I'd be happy to add any changes etc. into the Tools directory in the PUPS

It's about time Unix could read the Unix filesystem again :-)


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