Subject: Re: tar hangup and numerous fs errors
To: Bharat S. Jhaveri <bjhaveri@Arco.COM>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/05/1994 19:03:32
> What I find that almost never I
> can use tar to extract a large archive, like 25 to 30 MB tar files. It
> extracts maybe a 20 or so diles and hangs up. I found a way to do this is
> to have tar files on the mac side, and then use install utility on the mac
> side to extract the files. That is how I extracted the kernel source files
> from the sun-lamp.

This is very odd...  I haven't seen this at all.  Does this happen on
/ and /usr, or just one?  Does it hang up doing anything else?

> The
> booter has -300 GMT bias. What is that? I left it at -300, then I changed

The GMT bias isn't used at the moment, I think--don't recall off-hand,
though.  It's the difference between your time zone and GMT.  -300 is
U.S. Eastern.

> I guess it may have something to do with the disk partitioning. When I
> installed from the mac side, it said mounting / as A and /usr as G. But the
> unix side has /usr on rsdoe, ie. partition e. Also the 'disklabel -r
> /dev/rsd0e' seems to give the right disk format numbers, like fsize, bsize
> etc. Except all the bias, seek time, etc. are 0.

Use "disklabel sd0"  That should dump partitions for the whole disk.
Try booting into single user mode and running fsck several times in
a row on your /usr partition.


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