SUMMARY: problem with IPI disk (can't format)

From: Claus Assmann (
Date: Mon Jul 08 1996 - 01:39:09 CDT

Thanks to (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)

who wrote that we should go with a new SCSI disk instead of bothering
with the old IPI disk. The 4/390 has a SCSI connector, so it should
be no problem.

The original question is appended below.

Thanks again,

Claus Assmann

> We have a problem with an IPI disk in a SPARCserver 4/390
> running SunOS 4.1.1. The disk showed warnings like:
> id000: block 2191: read: Conditional Success. Data Retry Performed.
> This is a well-known problem, so we copied the content to another
> disk and tried to format this one. But it doesn't succeed.
> format dies with
> Unknown error to format
> Aborting
> : I/O error
> Some error messages in the logfile are:
> block 2058: read: Uncorrectable Data Check.
> reallocate: Reallocation space exhausted.
> id_format failed. result 3
> block 252: read: missing interrupt - attempting recovery
> Is there any chance to get this disk running again?
> Or do we have to buy a new one (hopefully SCSI, these IPI disks are way
> too expensive...)?

Status: RO

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Fri Sep 28 2001 - 23:11:04 CDT