Subject: Re: Problems with A530 and -current
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeffrey Ray Thieleke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/1995 17:30:51
> > * The biggest difference between 1.0 and -current's startup diagnostics is
> > the "gtsc0: target 0 now synchronous" and "probe(gtsc0:1:0): non-media
> > hardware failure" parts.
> I think 1.0 had synchronous transfer disabled by default, but -current
> now defaults to enabled. The "non-media hardware failure" error is
> probably coming from the attempt to negotiate synchronous transfers on
> sd1. The error data seems to indicate a "Message Error". I think I've
> seen that once in a while with my GVP adapter, but I'm not sure what
> causes it.
Thanks to everyone who responded! I finally decided to edit sbic.c to
disable the sync mode, since I believe my older Quatuam 170LPS drive (the
NetBSD drive) does not support sync mode. Anyway, I edited sbic.c,
recompiled -current, and I'm using it right now!
> > * I don't know if this is due to the "non-media hardware failure" or a
> > difference between 1.0 and -current, but when I attempted to mount my
> > AmigaDOS partitions, it fails, giving me a 'read only media' error.
> It's a difference between 1.0 and -current. The adosfs now checks and
> verifies the mount more strictly, and since it's currently a read only
> filesystem, it requires that the mount specify the read-only option. The
> 1.0 version of mount_ados does not do this, so an updated mount_ados
> is required and you have to specify that the mount is read-only.
I'm still having problems with this one. I edited /etc/fstab like this:
/dev/sd0d /mnt/dh0 ados ro
/dev/sd0e /mnt/dh1 ados ro
but 'mount_ados' still reports that the filesystem is Read Only. I tried
specifing: mount_ados -m 444 ..., but still no luck.