> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, Jan Walzer wrote:
>> Currently I can't mount it after unzipping it, so I suspect, it is a
>> fileformat, only common in BSD, right?
> the unzipped mfsroot is in the UFS file format, which is peculiar to the
> BSDs. i do not know if linux can mount it though there may be utilities to
> do this if you searched hard enough.
Fedore Core 2 can only mount BSD UFS read-only by default. Read-write support
is said to be experimental. You could probably enable it by recompiling
the kernel (or a kernel module). After that, make sure to include the
ufstype=44bsd option in addition to specifying -t ufs.
Here's how to mount mfsroot read-only:
mkdir /tmp/cdrom /tmp/mfsroot
mount -o loop,ro -t iso9660 cdrom-1.1b15.iso /tmp/cdrom
cp -r /tmp/cdrom /tmp/cdrom-copy
gzip -d /tmp/cdrom-copy/mfsroot.gz
mount -o loop,ufstype=44bsd,ro -t ufs /tmp/cdrom-copy/mfsroot /tmp/mfsroot
Hope this helps,