[rescue] fx a large drive under IRIX 6.5

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Jan 27 19:42:12 CST 2004

Caleb Shay says ...
[I said]
> > I've got fx doing that on one of the disks, but either it's hung or it
> > doesn't give progress reports.
> I recently exercised a 16G drive under 6.5 on an Octane.  It does NOT
> give a progress status.  It also told me it would take about 6 hours, in
> reality it took closer to 45 minutes.

Right.  fx's format module gave no progress information and ran to
completion in a reasonable amount of time.  Unfortunately, it didn't fix the
problem.  The 516-byte sectors were still 516 bytes long....

Now, I've got a copy of sformat, but it's mips-4 and I need mips-3.

The fun never ends.


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