LINUX LIF tools error



#3

Hi All,

I have been trying to use Mr Duell's excellent looking LIF utils on a new DELL Optiplex 755 at work. The disks are initialised with a volume header (I think) on my 71b/9114a with say

Initialize TEST:1

I then try to use the LIF utils running under MINT 2.6.28-11-generic

Whatever I do , the disk spins for a while and I get the same error:

mint@mint ~/Desktop/LIF $ ./lifdir /dev/fd0
Error on recalibrate

Any ideas ?

Best Regards

Sean Connor


#4

The error looks quite low level as if the drive or controller were unable to adjust themselves to the physical disk format (sector size, density and such.)


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