[rescue] fx a large drive under IRIX 6.5

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Tue Jan 27 16:28:29 CST 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 11:13:49PM +0100, Gerhard Lenerz wrote:
>   hmmm... I'm not sure what it's like in IRIX 6.5, but as far as I
>   remember there is no progress indicator in fx in older versions
>   (like on 6.2 or 5.3). It just used to say that it might take long
>   and then id did indeed take long.

If you could position the drive so that the LED was visible, or
connect up the lead that powers an external LED, that would be a good
way to bypass it.

My experience is that low-level formatting and badblock searching
takes up a LOT of time.


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