Subject: Re: Can't get past /etc/rc on SE/30
To: Franklin Chen <>
From: Allen X Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 12/16/1993 09:43:32
> ** /dev/rsd0a
> ioctl(): default cmd = 0x41146465

This is a symptom of running the old kernel with the new installer or
vice versa.  The device numbering scheme changed for big-endian machines
(which the mac is, of course) twice.  The first release was made after
the change, and before the change back.  Simply download the
netbsd-current kernel, or the kernel in the update package, copy it in
with the installer, and attempt to boot again.

BTW, the ioctl message is coming from the console device--it's not
understanding the ioctl that the filesystem is attempting to send
to the disk.  It's getting to the console because the console happens
to be at major 0, minor 0...  If you didn't understand that, don't worry

Sorry for the confusion!


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