Subject: Re: 4GB Quantum SCSI hard disk
To: None <>
From: Rob Windsor <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/05/1997 14:15:15
Verily did pfwong write:

> I am new to NetBSD and this user group.   
> I am trying to install NetBSD 1.2.1 into a pentium PC with 32MB RAM and
> a 4GB SCSI hard disk. However I got the following error message when it
> was trying to create the partitions:
> Labeling disk sd0...aha0: DMA beyond end of ISA
> aha0: DMA beyond end of ISA
> sd0: could not mode sense (4/5); using ficitious geometry
> aha0: DMA beyond end of ISA
> sd0(aha0:0:0): could not get size
> sd0: no disk label
> aha0: DMA beyond end of ISA

> Configuration of the PC

> ISA Adaptec 1542CF SCSI controller with switch 1 (termination) and 5
> (disable floppy) to ON and all others are OFF. The I/O port 330 and BIOS
> address DC000. IRQ is 11 and DMA is 5.
> SCSI disk is Quantum Fireball ST 4.3GB 
> 2 PCI 3COM 3C905 (Etherlink XL PCI) with IRQ set to 9 and 10.

> Could anyone tell me how I can get around this problem? Any help is much
> appreciated.

That's a problem with your 1542CF and more than 16Meg of memory.

1.3 has the workaround for that, you should be able to get the beta at the 
same site where you picked up 1.2.1, if not, try out

The 1.3 release is expected to happen on Dec 19th, fwiw.

-- Rob
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