fdiskcomplains about resource busy, desperately trying
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdisk3 bs=1024 count=3results in no write) I discover that...
OS X is trying to background
fsck the stupid partition, despite the fact that it doesn't work.
Kill that process. Try again w/
fdisk. Ah! Okay, now partition one is offset by a few (disk) sectors. Now run Disk Utility again, and erase the volume as MS-DOS...meh. Well, it appears to be working, but very slowly, with that wonderful 'CLIK' noise of 'bad read/write.' Hm! On the other hand, the log window of Disk Utility hands me all sorts of wonderful info, like the backup sector location, sector numbers...the stuff that the code earlier was hardcoding.
Gack. I wonder if the iPod firmware stuff is going to assume disk sectors and/or nuke all this.
Meh. Gotta sleep. More later.
Posted by jbz at November 18, 2005 2:08 AM