[Coco] B&B HD Setup

t.fadden at cox.net t.fadden at cox.net
Tue May 5 14:23:17 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:21 AM , Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Tuesday 05 May 2009, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 May 2009, tonym wrote:
>>> I finally aborted it at the 36-hour mark.
>>> Surely there is something wrong at that point....
>> Tony,
>> Was the drive actually doing something all that time, or was the 
>> system
>> frozen?  This was the verify phase of format, correct?  You should 
>> have
>> been seeing hex block addresses scrolling by constantly.
>> If not, perhaps you were bitten by the same problem I was.  Unless 
>> you set
>> a flag (forget what it's called), the terminal pauses at the end of a 
>> page
>> and waits... forever.
> tmode .1 -pause
> effective only for that window.  But Tony said it was clicking, in 
> which case he should have seen the sector numbers marching by on that 
> same screen.

I have seen dead drives click continiously trying to find head position 
information.  got on my work bench right now! ha ha ha

>> I was yanking hair out of my head over this while setting up a 
>> Seagate
>> disk on my B&B controller.  It would chug along for a while and just 
>> stop.
>> However, the light on the drive went out and it was clear nothing was
>> happening.  So, might be a red-herring.
>> Steve
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