PoDrive Verification Utility Suggestion?

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Sat Feb 26 13:52:41 CST 2011


On Sat, February 26, 2011 13:32, Steve Jenkins wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 4:13 AM, J. Epperson
> <Dell at epperson.homelinux.net> wrote:
> Hey, Jake. I believe that if your SCSI drives are standalone (not in a
> RAID array), you can run the tests while the drive is online and
> mounted.
Thanks, that's good to know, but mine are typically behind some kind of
RAID controller.
>
> If the old dusty 2550 that was sitting in the corner (but that is now
> sitting on the conference room table) was USB bootable, I'd prefer the
> USB approach, too. But instead I took one of the 36GB Seagate drives
> that verified OK, low-level formatted it, installed CentOS 5.5 on it
> (I would have opted for a newer distro but I couldn't get the 2550 to
> boot Ubuntu 10.* or Fedora 1* live CDs), and then created a test
> environment on it.
I use the Plop BootManager for such animals:
http://www.plop.at/

Thanks again for the tips.




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