Subject: Re: More bad news :-(
To: Amancio Hasty Jr <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1993 12:28:02
>My non-media hardware failure appears to happen when I am writing a file to
>my scsi disk. It happens when I am downloading a file via ftp, floppy, or from
>CD. The driver claims that the bus speed is 250ns.

>Last but not least, I have experienced this problem with NetBSD-0.9. My
>system was fully operational with NetBSD-0.8 and a hacked up version of
>386bsd-0.1 for quite sometime.

If you are getting true-to-life hardware errors, using a different OS isn't
going to fix them!

>I am not sure that I can compile I try to just layout a X11R5 tree and
>I now have several corrupt directories when I run fsck manually the program
>gets a core dump.

>The hardware errors don't happen all the time.

Do you have any external devices?  If so, unplug them and try again.  Also,
check your terminators.  If they're right, make them wrong.  ;)  Seriously,
the C revision has problems with the external bus, so twiddle with the
settings and such.


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