Subject: Re: Can't partition and format Sun3 disk
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Brett Glass <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/29/1995 22:37:40
> An alternative would be to hook the shoebox up to an Adaptec SCSI
> controller or something similar on a PC and use the ROM utilities
> in that to format the drive and verify it. This seemed to work on my
> shoebox, though I'm having plenty of other problems that I'll get in
> to one day when I've more time. :-)

The shoebox's cable doesn't even vaguely resemble a standard SCSI cable, so
I'd need to improvise some hardware. Also, Sun seems to keep a defect list
in the disk "label." An Adaptec on an IBM couldn't write that.

It might be a start, though.