Subject: Re: mkfs, parititioning, dt
To: mark thompson <email@example.com>
From: grantham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/18/1994 13:55:13
> Empirical testing suggests that mkfs only works on drives with scsi ID 0.
> I haven't yet examined the code to see if I should be surprised.
It worked fine on both my Toshiba 880 and my Connor 330 at SCSI ID's
1 and 2. Check your cabling and make sure you click the button in
Mkfs instead of just hitting "OK". (I thought we had fixed that
> dt does not work (mac IIx, NuBus video card). It gets a SEGV as soon as
> it tries to write to the video. I can't debug it very effectively, because
> using gdb eventually results in a mmu panic.
We're working on this one. Of course, we all have *real* jobs and
are a little burnt out on MacBSD, so the going is slow.
> I assume that I cannot be the first one to have discovered all of these
> things, but I also have not seen them revealed elsewhere.
Have you checked the macbsd-general and macbsd-development mailing list
archives on ftp.ntebsd.org? Many of these things have already been
discussed in detail there.
> I note with amusement
> that all of them meet that test on my 486 box. Another example of the PC world
> getting things first.
This is because of quantity, not because of quality. If you'd like
to start a PC/Mac flame war, please take it to the appropriate newsgroup.
Brad Grantham, email@example.com ++++++++++++++++ http://acm.vt.edu/~grantham/
UNIX is kind of like a car with primer but no paint, foam but no upholstery, a
V-8 with fuel injection but no brakes, and two dozen lights and indicators that
you have to know how to turn on before you can find them.