[SunHELP] Currupt superblock and alternates

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 08:25:38 CDT 2006

On 9/28/06, Reed Stoner <kaltekar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Did you try using block 32?
> Yup, same error
> > You can also get sformat for another OS, for instance if you can install the
> > disk on a Linux/BSD computer (with the proper scsi interface and available
> > scsi id to use on the disk) you can repair it from there... there's several
> > Linux live CDs which contain sformat: http://grml.org/ .
> Problem here is it's a SPARC machine and I don't have access to an x86
> with a scsi2 interface to use a live cd.  But I wiill give sformat a
> shot.

There are SPARC live CDs, you'll just have to look a little farther
afield to try to find one with sformat.  Also, if you have an x86 box
with any kind of scsi, you can use adaptors to hook up the disk.
SCA->68-pin are probably the most expensive, as they have to break out
ID jumpers and power, but if your disk is not SCA, it should be fairly
easy to franken up a cable to get it hooked to the bus if you have a
decent parts bin.  The nicest advantage to SCSI (with the exception of
non-LVD Differential) is that it all plays well together right back to
the 50-pin and Centronics stuff.

Good luck with the recovery.

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