Subject: Re: I never thought I'd be asking this
To: Chris Jones <>
From: None <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 11/17/1994 15:52:24
At 4:19 PM 11/17/94, Chris Jones wrote:

>Bad form to followup to my own post, I know, but it seems relevant.  I
>discovered that the problem apparently was that mkfs randomly
>clobbered parts of my disk.  After running the System 7 version of
>mkfs, I've encountered bad files on my Mac partitions and ended up
>with newly fs'ed partitions that BSD doesn't like -- it says that the
>superblock doesn't match the first alternate.  This has happened on
>more than one occasion.  What I eventually did was to use mkfs only
>on the root partition, then install and boot BSD and run newfs from
>BSD on any other partitions I wanted to use.  Has anybody else
>encountered messed-up files after running mkfs?

What hard disk foramtting software are you using to partition? Are your
drivers up to date? What version of "System 7" are you running?

Resident Quack,               "NEVER INSTALL LOTS OF NEW SOFTWARE AT ONCE."
Macintosh Geek                       --Mike Landis,