Non-512-byte sector drive cloning?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Wed Feb 11 16:25:43 CST 2015

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Mouse <mouse at> wrote:
>>> netbooting NetBSD (install doable for that one.)
>> You'll need to put something together that can talk to the raw scsi
>> interface and issue your own read commands.
> This isn't THAT difficult.  Build a kernel with nothing but sg on the
> relevant ID/LUN and then use something like cdparanoia as an example of
> how to issue your own SCSI commands.

It's been a while since I fiddled with NetBSD, but would sg3_utils be
a good starting point for how to tackle this?

I'm also curious if these are HVD or LVD drives (I remember long
cables on the units at WorldCom, so I doubt they are single-ended).


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