Subject: Re: Bad Blocks
To: Clingman, Bryan <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/23/1996 17:31:19
> I'm trying to put NetBSD on my uVaxII with good success until I start to =
> write the usr.*.tar files.  Unfortunantly, this area of the disk I'm =
> installing on has some errors.  Should the controller mask these out =
> (like on SCSI drives), or is there something else I have to do.  The =
> edlabel instructions say that the badblock stuff hasn't been =
> implemented, but is netbsd able to read the Bad Block list off of the =
> drive (the format software for my controller can write the bad block =
> list)
There are no working bad block replacement system on MSCP disks, 
and I have no idea about how it should work (I have no docs on
the MSCP protocol). What should work anyway is the program badsect;
which creates a file of the bad blocks mentioned. Try that.

-- Ragge