Started by Jenne, September 09, 2006, 01:31:27 pm
Quote from: "helf"I'll take a pdf
Quote from: "idylukewild"nextchef-Thanks for an excellent write up of how to clone a drive to a larger disk. I see you were able to make the replacement drive the boot drive without going through the "load system software" step I had to resort to. But, like me, I guess you were not able to have more than 2GB useful space from your 4GB drive. Perhaps someone will be able to modify or add to your procedure so that we can have use of 4GB HD space someday.
Quote from: "mgtremaine"Great howto! Thanks for posting it. After Andreas scared me with regards to heat and the PSU I dug out a Quantum 1080S [1.02G 5400rpm] from the junk pile. Following you threads I was able to clone the drive no problems. I'll note that I did not have to mess with the disktab at all when I boot with the new drive as an external drive [in NeXTStep 3.3 p 3] the disk was found automatically and it asked me if I wanted to Initialize it. Answering yes made it create a 1gb partition and mount it all in one shot. From there is was just a matter of the "disk -b /dev/rsd1a", and the dump restore dance. [Also Note I played with a 9gb Seagate and it was also automatically found and had a 2gb partition made. THe question becomes and I'll play with it again later, can you just use disk to hit the rsd1b... etc or not?]-Mike
Quote from: "nextchef"Assuming you have a proper disktab defining multiple 2g partitions, then disk should be able to create multiple partitions. I say "should", because I was never able to get my 4G seagate drives to work this way, but that is just me. What I do not know is what disk would do to a drive that it had initialized previously without one, and created the standard 2g partition. I do not know if the drive would be wiped in the process, or just the other partitions created.ChefEDIT:Sorry if that doesnt make much sense, but it has been a long day, and the brain is not quite working correctly.
Quote from: "nextchef"Very interesting that it created 1.7G partitions, and not 2.0G or 1.9G ones for the rest. Will have to hook up one of the 4G drives and give this a try without the disktab entry.Thanks for the info.Chef
Quote from: "Jenne"Hello NeXTchef.While reading Your great comments on "cloning" You gave me some hints on how to solve my problems I'm actually facing while setting up my harddrives for the cube and the station. Maybe I will clone my system the way You did later on...One question comes to mind:You mentioned changing the disk from external eclosure to the inside of the slab - and changing the SCSI ID from "2" to "1" - this is what I'm trying exactly right now while writing these lines, efforts to be posted later.But You also mentioned the jumper settings of the drive, more exactly the termination thing. My Seagate has those jumpers, in fact one generally "terminating" the chain and several others saying something about "BUS power to drive" and stuff like this. Which settings did You use? Just terminating?Thank You very much!J