Subject: Re: Trouble booting
To: David Tay <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 02/23/1994 19:32:08
> to run on my machine. I partitioned the drive with APS' utility as 31 mb
> root/usr, 4 mb swap, 1 mb escatalogy, 4mb HFS. I then run mkfs to format the

If you have any choice (I haven't seen APS's utility), Allocate that extra
MB from eschatology to swap.

> drive. Then I install tar files 1-5. I boot up with Booter 2.0. The MacOS gets

1-5?  This is the Really Ancient (tm) version.  Please try the Alpha2
stuff from  Be warned that a new release,
obsoleting the several month-old Alpha2 will be out in a matter of a
week or two.  BTW, the latest booter I release was 1.0.  If you have
something that claims to be 2.0, please let me know where you got it.

> 	Do you want to fsck /dev/rsd0A? (y or no)

Will not happen with Alpha2.

> 	xx /dev/rsd0a
> 	ioctlc):default cmd: 0 x 41146465

This is indicative of the dev.tar being extracted with an installer that
is out of date w.r.t. the kernel.  The disk device looks to the kernel
like the console (major and minor numbers of zero), so the ioctl that was
meant for the disk got to the console which printed out the error.

> 	cannot read: blk 16
> 	continue? yes

That's because it's trying to read from the console...

> Is this some kind of VM problem? I have reformatted and re-partitioned and
> reinstalled MacBSD on my drive more times then I can remember. What could

Please try installing a current system with the newest mac-side utils.

Good luck.

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