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Re: 512 to 522 disk format



fixed

Weird, I booted from the 7.1.1 Aix Diagnostics, and made the disks "raid
candidate" (that's their terminology for 522 bytes/sector). IBM i 7.1 STILL
sees them as 6600 and doesnt allow format, disks are marked eServer
pSeries 10N7234... I'll see if there's any other option on the AIX
diagnostics, but i'm starting to think they don't want to have anything to
do with IBM i. Shame as i got a cartload of 146's and a handfull of 300's.



On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:

There were some older drives that had firmware in them to prevent the
conversion, but I thought those had long since moved out of the parts
stream.

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Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Roberto José Etcheverry Romero
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 3:52 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: 512 to 522 disk format

Well, 7.1 LIC didnt like the disks either, same "IO error" on all disks.
I'm burning the AIX diagnostics which is used to do the reverse (522 to
512) and i'll see if it has the 512 to 522 option. I'd really like to turn
all of those disks to IBM i since i have more of those machines...


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero <
yggdrasil.raiker@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Jim, I know that i can not install LIC into a DPH'ed drive and i must
Format & Initialize first, but on that screen (Format and Initialize)
is that i get the i/o error. As soon as i get a moment i'll re-hook it
up to the HMC and test with 7.1's LIC DVD just to be sure.

Best Regards,



On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You tried to install LIC before you initialized the drive. That
drive is read only (the H in the name gives that away)

Go into disk recovery and reformat the drives before you try and load
LIC.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Roberto José Etcheverry Romero
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 2:31 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: 512 to 522 disk format

Jim, At least with the v5r4m5 I_BASE i just used the initialize
option ends up with I/O error and a surface scan ends with "not
supported", The disks appear as 6600 and DPHXX, maybe i have to use a
7.1 I_Base? i'm not sure when that re-format procedure appeared...


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:

Roberto:

If I read you correctly you want to take a disk formatted for AIX
and use it on IBM i.

Boot from DVD into DST if needed or STRSST

Work Disk Units
Work with Disk unit recovery
Disk unit problem recovery procedures Initialize and format disk
unit

By the time you're done you'll have model 50 drives of the
appropriate type.





--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Roberto José Etcheverry Romero
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 2:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: 512 to 522 disk format

I remember Dr Franken mentioning that with SAS disk there is a way
to format 300Gb disks into 281Gb and vice-versa, i just got a batch
of 300Gb which of course appear as 6600 to my I_BASE_01, i was
wonderin how exactly that format can be applied, maybe i have to
hook them up to a VIOS partition?
(that would be time-consuming as my vios machines dont have 3.5"
bays) Or maybe it's related to the linux iprconfig tool i googled?
Well if anyone knows, i may put those disks to good use...

Best Regards,

Roberto Etcheverry
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