From: B. Degnan (billdeg_at_degnanco.com)
Date: 2006-07-07 05:00:57
An update to my progress - correction to step 5. 1. I took the Tandon 603s out of the CBM D9090 and inserted into an IBM XT 2. Successfully ran a low-level format 3. No 1701 error upon boot up 4. Was unable to format drive with MS DOS, but unsure if I should be able to as is 5. Put Tandon 603s back into the D9090 Noticed that the drive connector cable was a little shabby so I put electrical tape on the connector 6. re-seated the MFM controller (inner controller) chips 7. re-assembled everything 8. got the all clear lights upon boot up. ran drive for 20 minutes to get it warmed up per manual 9.. initiated a header command header "degnan", d0,i04 [enter] 10. did not get "bad disk" error...started format at 9:57 PM. Both drive lights are solid green Using B-128 - Drive has not returned control to the computer like you'd expect. 11. Will come back in a few hours. Question - should I be able to hear "clicks"? on the drive? question - should the bottom green drive lot be flashing in time with the format process? question 2 - If nothing happens, how do I safely shut down the process? question 3 - any one know what's supposed to happen after a person runs command in step 9 above? If you header a regular diskette you're returned control of the computer while the disk formats. I would expect this to be the case also when formatting a hard drive. For this reason, and the fact that I hear no clicks my hopes are not high. Thanks and have a great day. Bill D Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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