My original question was:
I've just gotten a Seagate Elite 3.5 GByte drive in. In the
specifications, it states that if I use 1024-byte blocks instead of
the 512-byte blocks that it came with, that I could get another
200 MBytes out of this, minus, of course, the average extra amount that
each file now takes. However, I couldn't find in the man pages
for format or the System/Network Admin manual, where I can change
this. Anybody know?
Turns out that you can't. Actually, I heard from Sun that Solaris 2.x might
have a -e option which can do it. But alas, I'm sticking with Solaris 1.1
for now. I got correct responses from the following:
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Strick)
Sun SCSI software does not support any disk sector size
other than 512 bytes.
>From: Timothy G. Smith - Special Projects <tgsmith@Sun.COM>
< However, I couldn't find in the man pages for format or the
< System/Network Admin manual, where I can change this. Anybody know?
You can't change it.
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