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September 19th, 2015, 05:46 PM
As title says is there a utility or device driver that will allow MS-DOS to read Unix formatted disks?

September 19th, 2015, 08:39 PM
I remember there being several different DOS tools that could some flavors of Unix related disks. One read Xenix; another BSD FFS. I can't find references to them any more except for notes that list Earl H. Kinmonth as the author of the Xenix reader. Maybe some old CD ROM collection of DOS utilities has a copy.

A currently available MS-DOS tool is Ltools for Ext2 compatibility. Since it also seems to read Minix disks, it should either read or be easily modified to read many other standard older Unix disk formats. http://www.it.fht-esslingen.de/~zimmerma/software/ltools.html
http://ftp.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/msdos/diskutils/00index.htm for a location to download

September 20th, 2015, 05:33 AM
OK thanks I will give it a try.