[rescue] Low-level SCSI formatting.

Monty Walls mwalls at castor.oktax.state.ok.us
Mon Dec 30 15:41:39 CST 2002

On Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:17:44 +0000
Mike Meredith <mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> On Monday 30 December 2002 8:08 pm, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Is is possible to low-level format a SCSI drive with either a Sun
> > SPARCstation LX (Solaris 7) or an SGI Indigo2 (IRIX 6.5.11)?
> There's sformat 
> (http://freshmeat.net/redir/sformat/14755/url_tgz/sformat-3.5.tar.gz)
> Don't know how effective it is.
> > wouldn't fix itself.  I replaced it.  Opinions as to the efficacy of
> > low-level formatting in this case solicited, as well.

sformat is very nice. Will even allow you to alter sector size on drives
have support that.  Very serious software that allowed me to take Tandem
Raid Scsi drives and use them in my Sparc-20.

-Monty Walls (mwalls at castor.oktax.state.ok.us)
-	MIS, Oklahoma Tax Commission
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