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Re: Calling Customer Service for bad sectors
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 88 12:47 EST
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 88 10:26 EST
From: JR@yukon.scrc.symbolics.com (Johanna Rothman)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 88 20:54 PST
From: York@Chuck-Jones.ILA-West.Dialnet.Symbolics.COM (William M. York)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 88 18:56:25 CST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kenneth Forbus)
The tools in sys:n-fep;fix-fep-block.lisp can splice out
bad blocks and generally repair things.
Well, the only thing I have in sys:n-fep; is a bunch of flod files.
So I don't seem to have these tools.
I think that they were distributed with the 7.2 sources, but I could be
Sorry, the file was missed in the 7.2 distribution. It will be on the
next ECO tape.
What's the difference between this missing file and
SYS:L-SYS;FEP-FIX-BLOCKS.LISP? I believe this latter file was included
with the basic distribution.
That is the correct file. I was looking in the wrong place for the filename.
Unfortunately, the comments below still apply.
Of course, these tools are not much use in the problem that sparked this
discussion. They are Lisp, and he can't even do a Hello. The problem
may be in the FEP directory (does Show Directory work at all?), and
there are no directory repair tools I know of (although by setting
breakpoints at appropriate places in SI:VERIFY-FEP-FILESYSTEM and then
manually reading and writing directory blocks I've managed to splice out
some bad directory blocks -- it's a royal pain, though).