Many thanks to
Larry J. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Stromberg email@example.com
Mark Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Anderson email@example.com
Special thanks to Larry Miller. Larry, the disk information you sent
worked fine. I also thank the others for mentioning other tools like
scsiping and general education on scsiinfo. I had one other difficulty,
not mentioned in my original query. I had to attach this disk to a sun3/60
and none of the tools like scsiinfo or scsiping work on that architecture.
When I had earlier tried scsiinfo on a sun4 machine on a different disk,
it did not have a label and was not approximately formatted. I didn't
realise that was necessary for scsiinfo to work. Thanks for the education.
Here's my original question followed by the answers. Special thanks to
> Subject: format.dat info needed
> Can someone please send me format.dat info for a
> Quantum Internal 3.5" HDD 160MB SCSI, Quantum ProDrive ELS 160S.
I'm not sure this is the one, but this is what I have:
disk_type = "Quantum GoDrive 160S" \
: ctlr = MD21 \
: ncyl = 1413 : acyl = 2 : pcyl = 1415 : nhead = 4 : nsect = 58 \
: rpm = 3600 : bpt = 29696
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>From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Aug 10 09:39:42 1994 Date: Mon, 08 Aug 1994 11:28:04 -0700 From: Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <email@example.com> To: Gautam Das <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: format.dat info needed
How about scsiping? Especially if you use the raw device, instead of the cooked device?
Dan Stromberg - OAC/DCS email@example.com
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Aug 10 09:39:47 1994 Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 15:13:46 EDT From: "Mark S. Anderson" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: format.dat info needed
You have to put *some* label on the drive (even if it is not correct) before you can use scsiinfo. Could that have been why it didn't work?
Mark Anderson ---------------------------------------------------------- The MITRE Corporation email@example.com 7525 Colshire Drive, MS W747 voice: (703) 883-6439 McLean, VA 22102 FAX: (703) 883-1905
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Aug 10 09:40:03 1994 Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 9:52:02 CDT From: Jim Anderson <email@example.com> To: Gautam Das <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: format.dat info needed
> Can someone please send me format.dat info for a > Quantum Internal 3.5" HDD 160MB SCSI, Quantum ProDrive ELS 160S. > > P.S. Please don't ask me to use scsiinfo. It didn't work on the last disk > I tried.
It may not help, but one trick I heard to do is to just pick any arbitrary (reasonably close) format.dat entry and just format it using that. *Then* try scsiinfo to query the drive for the real parameters and reformat using those parameters. Apparently, scsiinfo has trouble with the OS not letting it get at the drive until it has a label (which is of course what you're trying to get with scsiinfo).
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