[rescue] Can a drive from an EMC be used an a SunBlade

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 09:59:23 CST 2009

Jonathan Sturges wrote:
> Also, regarding re-formatting these drives back to 512 bytes/sector.
> While 'scu' for Linux works well, it is a bit old.  There is a newer,
> currently-supported package called "sg3_utils" that has similar
> capabilities, and is included in Fedora (and probably most other
> distros).  With sg3_utils installed, a simple 'sg_format --format
> --size=512 /dev/sdX' will take care of the sector-size change and
> low-level format.

I shudder to think how long a low-level format would take on a drive 
that size...

Peace...  Sridhar

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