Subject: experiences, disk partitioning?
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christopher Ho <>
List: macbsd-general
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:
8 partitions:
#	 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.