Subject: Re: sd2: could not mode sense (4); using fictitious geometry
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/11/1996 12:47:43
Rob Windsor said:
> Doing a favor for a friend, he brought his spiffy new 4Gig 'cuda over so
> that I could dump some NetBSD bins on, and when we booted it up on the
> Sparc, we got the following:
> esp0 targ 2 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST15150N, 0014> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
> sd2 at scsibus0sd2(esp0:2:0): not ready, data = 00 00 00 00 04 00 01 00 00 00
> sd2: could not mode sense (4); using fictitious geometry
> : 4095MB, 4095 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sec
> This happened on:
> grind$ uname -a
> NetBSD grind 1.1 NetBSD 1.1 (GRIND) #0: Mon Nov 27 21:56:34 PST 1995 windsor@grind:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GRIND sparc
> (Sparc 2)
> Any ideas what's going on here?
Perhaps the drive doesn't spin up at power-on, but at the first command ?
So it isn't ready when the mode sense command comes.
Manuel Bouyer, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, Paris