>> We have an old os/2 server (v.4.52) and need to access its data from
>> the linux systems we intend to deploy to replace the os/2 clients.
> do you actually need to mount, or just copy data from the Warp machine
> to the new host?
> i’m not sure but i think you could do that via rsync, maybe…
A cheap USB->IDE adapter is invaluable here - I just pull whatever disk I
need to access and plug it in to the USB - greatly simplifies the
head-scratching and works with about any disk format.
Another method: there is an OS/2 port of Samba around - install that instead
of the OS/2 File and Print sharing. You should be able to find that port or
I can look up the sources for you if need be.
For a quick and dirty, I usually just run the ftp server on OS/2 and use
plain old ftp transfer. Brute force frequently beats skill and cunning
Both the “servern” and “sec” options are required. I had dropped the servern option since it seemed to work without it, but after a reboot is was required again. Note that the servern value must be capitalized. The “nocase” option makes navigating a case-insensitive filesystem like in os/2 much easier.
Here is a complete /etc/fstab entry (text is no doubt wrapped):