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5200ex optical drive

5200ex optical drive

I cannot get an L2000 server to format a 5200ex optical cartridge to 5.2GB. I can get it formatted to 2.6 GB. The disktab file doesn't have an entry for the 5200ex and HP is unable to tell me how to update the disktab file so it can recognize the 5.2 cartridge. Can anyone shed some light on this.

Thanks in advance ? Lou Masucci
lou_l_masucci@raytheon.com
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Marc Dijkstra
Trusted Contributor

Re: 5200ex optical drive

The EX is indeed a 5.2GB platter, however it is 2.6GB/side, so you need to
# newfs /dev/dsk/cxtxdx

mount the side
umount trhe side
eject and turn the platter over
newfs the other side

MND
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila"

Re: 5200ex optical drive

Marc

I tried this but it only formats to 2.6 total (1.3 per side). It seems it thinks the platters are only the 2.6 version

Thnaks ... Lou
Marc Dijkstra
Trusted Contributor

Re: 5200ex optical drive

Oki-doki
try and get a size on the platter with the raw device:

#diskinfo /dev/rdsk/cxtxdx

Once the size is there force the newfs to accept the size:

#newfs -s xxxxxxxx /dev/rdsk/cxtxdx

MND
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila"