does anybody know a sformat-like-tool for IDE-Disks ?
We have an Ultra 5/10 with the following disk
under Solaris 2.6:
AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c0t0d0 <ST39140A cyl 17660 alt 2 hd 16 sec 63>
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>> does anybody know a sformat-like-tool for IDE-Disks ?
>What is sformat, and what does it do that 'format' doesn't?
The first version was available for SunOS 3.5 in August 1986, when Sun
still forced you to boot a stand alone format program to to the job.
It seems that I convinced Sun to go for a program that runs under UNIX.
Well compared to format from Sun, sformat has two main advantages:
- Sformat does a better surface analysis and finds much more
defective blocks than format. It also has a more intelligent
method of doing block repair.
- Sformat has a better method of creating disk lables (partitions)
It is easy to shift (move) a partition and to tell sformat
that the next partition should just start after the last.
.... of course thare have been more advantages in the early days ;-)
When sformat has been created in 1986, it was the first user of the scg
SCSI generic driver which currently us used by other programs (such as
URL: http://www.fokus.gmd.de/usr/schilling ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/unix