Subject: Re: Disk corruption w/1.4.2 on Sparc
To: Bob Nestor <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/2000 03:33:47
	If its repeatable, definitely submit a PR - if you can make
	a copy of the CD available, even better :)


On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Bob Nestor wrote:

> I have a Sparc/IPX running 1.4.2-Alpha.  Last nite I attempted to mount a 
> CD-ROM that was created in Apple Mac format.  It should be an ISO-9660 
> with Apple Extensions, but I'm not certain as it was Mastered and burned 
> under MacOS.  It works fine there, and it is Mac bootable.
> When I attempted to mount it on the IPX I got a screen full of errors 
> followed by a re-boot of the system.  However the system wouldn't come 
> up.  Booting from a valid Sparc bootable NetBSD CD-ROM I was able to poke 
> around and it appeared that both the kernel and boot blocks had been 
> clobbered on the boot disk.  Nothing else appeared to be lost or 
> corrupted and reinstalling the kernel and boot blocks got the system back 
> up.
> Has anyone else seen this, or is this just a cockpit problem on my part 
> (aside from the fact that I was attempting to access a MacOS CD).  I've 
> never had problems like this with MacOS CDs on NetBSD/mac68k.  I can 
> attempt to reproduce this and submit a PR, or I can provide a copy of the 
> CD I used to someone more familiar with the Sparc port.
> Thanks,
> -bob