Subject: Can't boot my SE/30
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ugo Delchini <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 03/27/1995 11:20:04
Hi, i cannot boot my SE/30 with NetBSD 1.0.

Hardware : SE/30, 8 Mb RAM,
	standard Apple's ADB keyboard and mouse,
	no external video,
	40 Mb internal disk at scsi id 0 (QUANTUM), 
	634 Mb external disk at scsi id 1 (DEC RZ56-E).

Disks partitions (made with HDT Primer) :
The SCSI id 0 disk :
	1 Mac partition with booter and mkfs and install utilities.
The SCSI id 1 disk :
	1 A/UX root & usr partition of 600 Mb.
	1 A/UX swap partition of 32 Mb.

Things that are ok :
	- A file system is created (with mkfs) on the SCSI disk 1 R&U partition
	- the SCSI disk 1 R&U partition is mounted by the install util.
	- installation of netbsd10, base10, etc10, ... are ok.
	- with the mini shell in the install util i can see all the files.

When i use the booter to launch NetBSD :
	- I have got a lot of grey bars.
	- problems seem to begin after the message "scsibus: probing bus 0." :

all messages following "scsibus: probing bus 0." -------->

 targ 0 lun 0: <QUANTUM P40S 940-40-94xxA.2 > SCSI1 direct fixed
sd0 at scsibus0: 40MB, 834 cyl, 3 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sec
message 0x1 in data_transfer.
message 0x3 in data_transfer.
message 0x1 in data_transfer.
message 0x40 in data_transfer.
message 0xf in data_transfer.

< Here there is a delay of aprox 20 seconds and then : >

scsi timeout--WAIT_FOR_REQ---scsi.c, line 711.
 targ 1 lun 0: <unknownunknown????> SCSI0 direct fixed
sd1 at scsibus0sd1: could not mode sense (4); using ficticious geometry
sd1: could not get size
: 0MB, 0 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sec
ncr96scsi at mainbus0 not configured
asc0 at mainbus0 Apple sound chip.
floppy at mainbus0 not configured
Changing root device to sd1a.
swapping 409 and 401.
swapdev = 409, dumpdev = ffffffff.
panic: cannot mount root
Stopped at     _Debugger+0x6: unlk     a6


And then the debugger took the control and i just can reboot the mac.

I hope this is a small problem because i am very interrested in using
NetBSD on my Mac and i think you're doing a very good job.

Thanx for your support.

Ugo Delchini (