I have a maxtor HD. It won't read the right amount of cylinders. Is there any software out there that can fix this
or do I just use it for a paper weight?
I have read that dkinit can reset the cylinders -- is this true? And if it is true, how do you use dkinit? I really don't want to scrap this drive.
dkinit sounds like your best best, assuming of course you have have SCO Unix. dkinit is a menu front end to the dparam command. The dparam command will either display or change the hard disk characteristics currently on the disk referred to by its raw device. dparam or the dkinit front-end is actually recommended to be run before accessing the drive.
Two good links for you are the main page (http://osr5doc.ca.caldera.com:1997/cgi-bin/man/man?dparam+ADM) and the SCO Server documentation (http://docsrv.caldera.com:8507/en/HANDBOOK/hdi_dkinit.html).
Dig deeper on Linux server hardware
Related Q&A from Kenneth Milberg
Unix-to-Linux migration expert Ken Milberg describes how virtualization, support, clustering and more fit into the migration of an IT infrastructure ...continue reading
A reader new to Linux wonders about which distribution is recommended for installing Nagios and what Nahant and Tikanga mean.continue reading
Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 covering checking system performance, tuning, kernel configuration and extending the file system exists ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.