pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Nov 5 22:59:56 CDT 2010
On Friday, November 05, 2010, Nigel Williams wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> > I think you'll be ok. The worst that'll happen is you'll need to
> > find a fancy SCSI utility to reformat your drive while giving you
> > a lot of control over *how* it's reformatted.
> Any suggestions of a name I should be seeking? I presume this means
> that there is not something already open-source or built-into Linux
> (a device driver that could be altered)? This latter aspect might
> need to be explored since if I want to 'dd' the contents for a
> backup then I would need to construct a way to save the extra bytes.
Check out sg_dd, a part of the sg3_utils package.
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