Onyx or Challenge Disk Formatting Fails Using Stand Alone fx



Disk Formatting Fails Using Standalone fx

Systems running IRIX release 5.2 or earlier have a PROM problem that causes failure to format in the standalone version of fx. The PROM�s SCSI driver improperly calculates the duration of timeout requests and the PROM times out prematurely. This terminates the formatting process before completion and leaves the disk in a corrupt state. In this case, attempts to read or write the disk will fail.

 Always use the IRIX version of fx when formatting disks if the system is running operating system release 5.2 or earlier.

 If the disk has been corrupted by use of the standalone fx process, it can be repaired by reformatting using the IRIX version of fx.