Subject: experiences, disk partitioning?
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christopher Ho <email@example.com>
Date: 06/14/1995 22:30:05
Hi, I downloaded the NetBSD/Mac files a couple of weeks ago, and have been
fiddling with NetBSD ever since. First off, let me say that I'm impressed with
the time and effort that Brad, Allen, et al have invested; I never expected to
be able to run a free UNIX on my Mac!
My machine has some non-standard hardware:
Mac II, 8MB, FDHD ROMs & drive
Dove accelerator (MaraThon II, '030 @ 32 MHz)
Apple Toby video card
Relax 200 video card (1024x768x8)
Fujitsu 2694es (1033 MB)
Toshiba XM-5201 CD drive
Exabyte EXB-4200 DAT drive
Things mostly work; I'm running X and PPP. I've mounted 9660 CDs, but have
not been able to read/write tapes.
Unfortunately the current kernels don't seem to understand my keyboard; the
only kernels that have worked for me were netbsd10.patched and the very first
MRG kernel, both from Nov of last year:
NetBSD 1.0 (GENERIC) #17: Sun Nov 13 16:18:52 PST 1994
The later kernels seem to configure the devices correctly:
mrg: 'Mac II class ROMs' rom glue, tracing off, debug off, silent traps
adb: bus subsystem
adb: extended keyboard at 2
adb: 100 dpi mouse at 3
but never acknowledge any keystrokes, despite various tries.
I'd like to download some sources but don't really understand the disk
partitioning scheme. My MacOS partitions are at the end of the disk;
disklabel shows me:
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg]
a: 262140 176 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 0*- 227*)
b: 49152 262316 swap # (Cyl. 227*- 269*)
c: 2117025 0 unknown # (Cyl. 0 - 1832*)
d: 262140 1854885 HFS # (Cyl. 1605*- 1832*)
e: 262140 1068465 HFS # (Cyl. 925*- 1152*)
f: 262140 1330605 HFS # (Cyl. 1152*- 1378*)
Unfortunately, I seem to have hit the maximum that NetBSD will recognize.
Where are g & h? The empty partition on which I was going to place my sources
is immediately after b, but doesn't show up :-(. I also have 1 more HFS.
The `How to split /usr' file hints at tricking the installer, but I'd rather
not have to reload everything.