Resurrecting an early 80s SGI

From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 03:27:26 2004

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 20:51:18 +0200
Gerhard Lenerz <> 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). According
> to the Old IRIS FAQ the drive is supported. As far as I can see it
> is also detected but the process that should restore the
> installation back to harddisk dies quite early in the copy stage.
Did you low-level format the drive? Bad blocks?
AFAIK each ESDI controller does its own bad block management. So you
need to re-low-level format an ESDI drive if you move it to an other
controler to get a valid bad block list.
Received on Wed Aug 25 2004 - 03:27:26 BST

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