matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Mon Sep 27 16:22:14 PDT 2004
I believe DAT is what you want to tell SCO.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Von Essen" <john at essenz.com>
To: <freebsd-hackers at freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: hacking SCO....
> I was able to get a boot/install floppy made. Then install a fresh SCO.
> Then create recovery floppies, then boot with recovery floppy and try
> to cpio tape data to /mnt.
> However, in both the recover floppy and the real SCO system I have to
> configure the tape drive apparently. As of right now, I can not access
> the tape device.
> SCO's tape device builder asks what type of tape, is a DDS-2 considered
> DAT or 8mm?
> Anyway, I wish I would of thought of the dd args to skip the bad
> sectors and continue on. Now that SCO is installed (which took an hour
> and a half) I would hate to start over. The drive is really messed up,
> dd would copy a couple thousand records, then the drive would start
> making a horrendous noise and through an IO error stopping dd.
> You have no idea how much I hate SCO. I feel like I am cheating on my
> girlfriend every time I login to this damn box.
> On Sep 27, 2004, at 4:15 PM, Doug Russell wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, John Von Essen wrote:
> >> I have a new replacement 4Gb disk. With a FreeBSD boot CD I did a dd
> >> and was able to get the new disk setup with all of the old disks
> >> partition maps, boot data, etc.,. The new disk actually boots into SCO
> >> but fails because it only has 100Mb or so of data.
> > Try adding conv=sync,noerror to your dd line. If most of the
> > data
> > after the defect(s) can be read, you'll end up with an almost complete
> > partition which will likely run. You can then fsck and restore from
> > tape.
> > for example,
> > dd if=/dev/daX of=/dev/daY conv=sync,noerror bs=128k
> > Later...... <Doug>
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