Got a LISP Machine on Sunday

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Tue Jun 5 11:42:12 CDT 2007

I'd definitely be interested to know the procedure.  I've initialized 
and duplicated disks several times with SCSI disks on my XL1201, but 
I've had no luck with ESDI drives on my 3630.  The "Disk Format" FEP 
command on the 3600 seems only to format the disk -- it does not create 
a bad block map; attempting to create a FEP Filesystem on the disk fails 

If you can dig up the procedure when you have the time, I'd appreciate 
it :).


r.stricklin wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2007, at 9:40 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> If anyone knows different or has a copy of software that will do 
>> this, I'd love to get a copy -- I'm out of space on my 3630 and I 
>> have several compatible ESDI drives, but no means to make them usable 
>> to the machine.  Almost ready to send them out to Dave, but not quite 
>> yet :).
> Josh;
> The special software is only for bringing up Genera from the FEP (bare 
> metal); it's called the Breath Of Life tape. Once you have LISP 
> running, Genera includes all the tools you need to initialize another 
> disk and bring it up. In fact you can bypass the need for a BOL tape 
> entirely, if you have access to a second system.
> I used to have the procedure, but by now it'll take me a while to find 
> it again.
> ok
> bear

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