>I am attempting to format a boot disk for an IPX running 4.1.2. Unfortunately
>when I select the disk while in format, I am notified that the defect list
>for the disk is not found.
>AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
> 0. sd0 at esp0 slave 24
> sd0: < ...........>
> 1. sd1 at esp0 slave 8
> sd1: < ...........>
>Specify disk ( enter its number ): 0
>selecting sd0: <CST...>
>[disk formatted, defect list not found] <----------- Problem here
>When entering analyze menu and attempting to perform read-only test for disk ..
>the following occurs:
>Ready to analyze ( won't harm SunOS ). This takes a long time, but is inter-
>ruptible with CTRL-C. Continue? y
>Disks defect list has not been initialized.
>analyze> <----- I just get my prompt back ...
>My question is : How should I go about recreating my defect list?
>There are 2 methods listed in System & Network Administration:
>1) Defect - Load - Commit - Backup
>2) Defect - Extract - Dump - Commit - Backup
>Problem is the docs also mention that You need to be sure you have the current
>working defect list correct. It stresses you need to be sure of this.
>2 other methods: 1 listed in docs 1 I have thought of, they are:
>1) Defect - Original - ? - ? Docs say this is neccesary only if the defect list
> stored on disk is corrupted. < I suspect that is the case here >
>2) Docs state if you get 'Unable to locate defect' you should run HW Diags.
< I assume that is what I am doing >
>What is the safest/best method here? Other than a corrupted defect list, why
>else could format not find my defect list?
>A Sincere Thanks To Everyone For Their Assistance
Well Since My Disk is no longer a suspect, this really no longer pertains to the
original problem, *NONETHELESS* this is *QUITE* interesting ... Thus ...
Nature of problem a Sun424 could not find its defect list when selecting disk
within format. As a result, when I attempted to analyze/read the disk it would
According to Sun Rep @ Answerline, there is nothing wrong with the disk: the
reason it could not find its defect list is due to the fact that it has an
embedded SCSI controler.
The Solution: Fake a Defect List.
Bee Bdibity Tha aa aa tsss All Folks!!!!!!
You should see something resembling an empty list when selecting original ...
Thanks Again To EVERYONE who responded:
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