Subject: IIsi update--unusual fs condition
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Laurence Byrne <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 02/05/1995 19:00:53
Thanks to the advice of respondents to my last message, I've succeeded in
getting NetBSD up and running via a serial link. Unfortunately, however, I
can only boot up in single-user mode, because all my attempts to make the
file-system read/write have failed. Both fsck and mount die, complaining
that rsd2a/sd2a is not configured. I'm not sure why the devices are screwy
in this manner, but I have a suspicion that it might have something to do
with a contradiction between the Installer and the kernel:

My SCSI chain has three devices: an internal 540 Mb HD (SCSI id 0), an
external Apple cdrom (id 3) and an external 80 Mb HD (id 6). I'm using the
80Mb drive for MacBSD (mainly because I don't know of any way to
repartition the internal drive without losing everything on it :) )

When I ran the installer, untar'ed the files, built the devices etc., the
installer probed the SCSI chain and identified id0 as sd0, id3 as sd1, and
id6 as sd2. The 80Mb drive, containing the root partition, was thus sd2.

The kernel, however, upon booting, identifies the internal hd as sd0, the
cdrom as *cd0*, and the external 80Mb as *sd1*. Could this disparity
between the installer and the kernel be the source of my grief?

If my suspicions are correct, or even if I'm barking up the wrong tree, is
there any way to repair the damage? (Rebuilding the devices from the
Installer doesn't seem to have any effect...)

thanks once again, 

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