Resurrecting an early 80s SGI

From: Gerhard Lenerz <>
Date: Tue Aug 24 15:05:40 2004

Tuesday, August 24, 2004, 9:32:11 PM, you wrote:

>> I'd like to get it up and running again but I can't get any of the
>> backups back on a "fresh" ESDI drive (the original died).
> Have you formatted the drive with the stand-alone formatter?

  I've used 'sifex' to format the HDD and from there I tried to
  restore the system. I don't have any original installation media -
  just backups made on the machine itself.

  I begin to suspect that either there is still something wrong with
  disk that I fail to see (it's the third one that I and the previous
  owner tried) or the backups are in some way specific to a system or
  partition layout which of course is now completely lost.

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