IBM SCSI Geometry Filter
March 14, 2002 by Bob St.John
The IBM SCSI Geometry Filter is avialable for download in the Drivers section of the eComStation web site. Some SCSI device drivers report incorrect geometry for media in partitioned removable devices (such as ZIP drives). In addition to some of the media space being unusable, the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) considers the partitions on the media to be corrupt, and media prepared on non-SCSI attached devices may not be readable. This filter corrects the geometry reported by the device driver, if required, insuring that all space is reachable and that LVM considers the partitions valid.