This is a summary of the responeses I got for my request
of a format.dat entry for the SEAGATE ST42100[N] disk.
I got three answers of actual entries, but none of them
worked. Upon booting I got the following message:
unix: corrupt label - bad geometry
unix: Label says 3746625 blocks, Drive says 3711990 blocks
unix: Vendor 'SEAGATE', product 'ST42100', 3711990 512 byte blocks
When I tried to label the disk I got SCSI error, "unable to write VTOC"
or something. Even the local suppliers entry didn't make it. The solution
was given by Eckhard Rueggeberg who suggested the following:
Create a dummy label, like 1 cyl 1 head 1 sec, and let
scsiping ask the drive itself for parameters then. Nobody
The suggested entry by `scsiping' could then be used for labbeling the
disk without any reported errors. The values in the entry differs rather
much from the others I've tried.
This is the entry that worked:
disk_type = "Seagate ST42100N" \
: ctlr = SCSI : fmt_time = 4 \
: rpm = 3530 : bpt = 40000 \
: nsect = 88 : ncyl = 2810 : pcyl = 2574 : nhead = 15 \
: acyl = 2 : atrks = 30 : trks_zone = 1 : asect = 1
partition = "Seagate ST42100N" \
: disk = "Seagate ST42100N" : ctlr = "SCSI" \
: 2 = 0, 3709200
Thanks to all of you that answered.
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