[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Oct 2 11:44:00 CDT 2007

On Tuesday 02 October 2007 11:33, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 12:29:00PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> > I've never seen this firmware problem myself and I've used plenty
> > of non-Sun disks. They probably all used the original firmware
> > though ... not a custom load by IBM/NetApp/Whoever.
> I've only seen this with ex-EMC Clariion (the original ones, not the
> current products) disks that used non-512-byte-sectors.

"sformat" has always worked for me to convert ex-EMC and ex-MTI non-512 
byte sector disks to 512 byte sectors.  Actually, IBM firmware disks 
may have come from an AS/400, which IIRC uses 520 byte sectors.  That 
may have been the problem with the disks the first guy was talking 

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