Can anyone offer hd partition advice? Circular dependancy!!!
I have 2 "large" WD hardisks both have EZ-DRIVE installed. lk 2.6.10 series hacked support by
checking for it. Linux version 2.6.38-k7 (root@xyxy) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)) has
# from 2.6.10
/* Yecch - this will shift the entire interval,
possibly killing some innocent following sector */
if (block == 0 && drive->remap_0_to_1 == 1)
block = 1; /* redirect MBR access to EZ-Drive partn table */
due to "complete re-organization" of bsd / scsi (blocking, paging, hw drivers doing the same, etc)
in 2.6.38 ? they deleted the support.
I am being "force upgraded" to use the new firefox which says my libs are too old to upgrade (again!)
I don't have a backup drive large enough: the drives are made as backups of each other ! :)
Question. anybody have advice on EZ-DRIVE in lk 2.6.38 series ? Any advice?
I'm afraid if I just dd(1) all the data one block my partition tables headers and supers will be all
messed up. all supers and inodes would be off by 1 i think.
#1) grub is no good - it's how the linux-ms-dos driver reads partitions that is blocking dependant
#2) the ms-dos partition driver uses the block number, but the blocking code doesn't know for sure
(circular dependancy, this is likely why EZ drive support was hacked out and lost)
If I hack /usr/src/linux/fs/partitions/osf.c so I am free of ms-dos partition mayhem which causes
the need ...
--> osf.c isn't complete <--
--> was provided as read-only support of certain unix partitions <--
--> only write code for MS-DOS partitions is avail ?? <--
I wanna return the dang drives with a thank-you note (ha!) Can't. What junk IDE and BIOS is. scsi
never gives me these problems, ide always a new issue every board and kernel
If no one has heard of any EZ suport or way around it? Guess I have days of copying todos and drive
changing and what ! :(