[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
formating a disk
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1991 13:40 EDT
I had this disk drive that was really messed up after a power outage
so I did a "disk format" on it. Now I understand that to get the
initial FEP filesystem on it I have to do a "disk restore" from the
IFS tape. The "disk" commands are in a file "g208-disk.flod".
The problem is there don't seem to be enough cords to plug 2 disks
into the machine that has the tape drive. So I tried this thing
(tape:write-fep-overlay-flods-to-cart "g208") so that I could scan
the flods off of the tape. This seems to work, only I am not getting
the "disk" flods when doing the scan. When I call the above function
it verifies writing all the flods including "disk". But when I do
"scan cart:" it just loads the file cart:>commands.flod which doesn't
contain the "disk restore"! I don't know how to list any files on the
tape from the fep as "show directory cart:>*.*" doesn't take. How
can I load the disk commands from the tape?
Are you scaning +all+ the flods? You have to do a scan for each flod
file on the tape, so if there are 5 flod files you have to do five
scans. (I believe you can also say scan cart:<N>, where <N> is the
0-based index of the flod file on tape, to scan just a particular flod).
- formating a disk
- From: paul@PERSEPHONE.aegean-sea.dialnet.symbolics.com (Paul Cross)