Subject: Re: IIsi, cross-compiling, etc.
To: None <>
From: Daniel Risacher <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 12/10/1994 23:18:44
Glory be!  I too have a IIsi, and I am struggling with it mightily
trying to get macbsd to run.  

What setup did you use to get it to work?  Any other successful IIsi
owners please reply also! 

My poor unixless mac:
Mac IIsi
5M RAM (new simm boards coming on monday)
70 bsd partition at scsi 0
FPU in socket of Asante ethercard
base10, etc10, netbsd10 installed. 
14" apple external monitor set to 1 bit depth
32 bit addressing on, no VM.
Got an old PC attached via null modem to the modem port.

when I boot it, it wipes the screen with garbage- first line or so is 
different garbage. No grey bars, about 6-7 garbage chars on the serial

During installing I two problems 
(aside from the fact that it didn't work)

First, both times I did a mkfs, it said:

Modesense page 4(0)
Error on SCSIRead(), #5
Probably just a phase error, ignore the error -- this time
Num Heads 6
Num Cylinders = 1019
Modesense page 3(0)
Bytes_Sector is 512
 ... and so on.

Does this signal a real problem?

Second, when I tried to install, 
I tried installing base10 first, and during the installation
(it got 1/2 way) it bombed with an Unimplemented Trap.
This happened twice. 

If I installed the other packages first, it worked ok.
Could this be related to the other thing?
Should I reformat? Anyone have advice? 

-Daniel Risacher