Getting an ibm as/400

Christian Corti cc at
Fri Apr 15 02:40:41 CDT 2016

On Thu, 14 Apr 2016, Yvan Janssens wrote:
> Also, DD won't work on those disks; you'll have to use sg_utils and use raw
> SCSI commands to dump the disks. Linux DD uses the system calls to read
> block devices, and interestingly enough, they only support multiples of
> 512b for sector size on that.
> Dumping those disks isn't impossible, but you need the right tooling.

Yes, the tool is simply called 'sg_dd' and works just like 'dd'. You must 
specify the right block size, though.


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