[TUHS] mkfs somewhere else?

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 04:52:02 AEST 2015

So I managed to find the man page (thanks to the FreeBSD people!) for
2.9BSD's xp driver.  It clued me in that xp0e is further up the disk.
Tried to mkfs that and am getting intermittent chunks of good and bad.  So
I guess life's over for this guy.  So sad because other than the headcrash,
the thing is in immaculate, perfect working condition!  Maybe it could
become a spinning (and mildly horrifying) display inside a coffee table or

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015, Jacob Ritorto wrote:
> > what about using another minor device?  Is xp0d mapped elsewhere?
> Dunno.
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015, Jacob Ritorto wrote:
> > Would anyone know if it's still possible to just replace the platters
> > and clean the heads? This drive is really nice, but the headcrash really
> > needs to be dealt with.  Are there any more fuji160-compatible platters
> > on earth?  If so, is there a way to install them to the existing hubs
> > straight enough that there's acceptable runout?
> Keep in mind that crashed disk => damaged head => more crashed disks =>
> more crashed heads...
> It's amazing, in a weird sort of way, just how rapidly a disk-crash
> infection can spread :-(
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