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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: forbus@p.cs.uiuc.edu (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).