Non-512-byte sector drive cloning?

Brad Parker brad at
Tue Feb 17 10:48:26 CST 2015

On 2/11/15, 4:56 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
> All,
> I have the SC-40 home safe and sound.
> Before I go ANY further...I want to image the boot/microcode drives 
> which aren't 512-byte sectors.  What's the best approach?
> My options are a VAX netbooting VMS or netbooting NetBSD (install 
> doable for that one.)
> Thanks!
I've had very good luck cloning scsi drives with non standard sector 
sizes using linux.  I did it all from the command line using the "sg" 
device interface.  It does the reads "by hand" so it's a little slow but 
it works fine.  I can dig up the command line I used if you need.

I would set up linux box with a good scsi card if I were you.


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