Subject: Re: 4GB Quantum SCSI hard disk
To: pfwong <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/05/1997 12:30:47
	1.2.1 did not support more than 16MB with bus mastering ISA cards
	(Adaptec 1542CF is one of these cards).

	You should try the 1.3BETA snapshot on - this
	should be pretty much identical to the forthcoming 1.3 release.


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On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, pfwong wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks in advance.
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