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Re: I think I've found why Xen domUs can't mount some file-backed disk images! (vnd(4) hides labels!)

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 10:15:18PM -0000, Michael van Elst wrote:

> I have also seen winchester disks with 128 byte sectors, ESDI
> disks with 576 byte sectors and CD-ROM XA media uses 2352 byte
> sectors.

I've seen a washing machine sized DEC disk drive, formerly used by
the Physics institute @ Bonn University's PDP-10 (don't know the 
exact type, one or two dozens of washing-machin-sized cabinets), using
128 word (36bit) blocks. When the PDP-10 was decomissioned, my
(then) boss added it to "his" VAX11/750, reformatted with 512-byte


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