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SubjectRe: Low-level format with Sg drivers
On Mon, Apr 12, 1999 at 03:19:43PM -0600, Susan E. Wiig wrote:

> Has anyone out there ever done a low level format using the generic
> scsi drivers. Why I ask is when I do it the write sends out the
> command to the drive, a Zip drive in this case, and the drive goes
> off and happily starts to do the low level format but it comes back
> too soon. It then does the read but there is a sense error. The
> sense error I get is Medium Error, Not ready to ready transition (
> medium may have changed). I know the commands I send to the drive
> are correct, in fact I have looked them up in the Zip specs.

AFAIK you can't low-lever format a ZIP disk. I'm not even sure it
would make sense to do this or why someone would want to do this...



-cw

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