Subject: Re: installing on i386
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Oleg Polyanski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/12/1999 23:49:10
> Does sysint give any error messages when failing to write the
> disklabel under 1.3.3?
nope. there was no any error messages. when i decide continue (after
customizing partitions in disklabel) i get the following:
Writting the NetBSD disklabel....
sd1: no disk label
and so on (newfs fails complaining `/dev/rsd1a: device not configured') etc.
> As for the current snapshot - are ther any error messages before
> the 'md0: / file system full', and could you check if there is
> a core file on the filesystem?
(to be exact - this is netbsd 1.3h) no, there are no error messages and
sysinst dumps to core.
> .---- I've been too drunk to love ----.-- I've been too drunk to remember -.
> | too drunk to care | the hell of the night before |
> | looked like death, felt like hell | I've been drinking myself blind |
> `------ been the worse for wear ------'-- and still I'll drink some more --'
> On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Oleg Polyanski wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 23:34:40 +0300
> > From: Oleg Polyanski <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: installing on i386
> > hello.
> > i have some strange problems when trying to install
> > netbsd on my pc. i have enough memory, tekram 390u (ncr875)
> > scsi adapter, atapi cdrom. during boot process neither of ide
> > channels was recognized. so, i'm unable to use my cdrom.
> > another problem is with disklabel. i have 6Gb scsi disk with
> > real geometry 9006/6/235 (c/h/s), scsi bios requires 791/64/255
> > (or 6004/32/64). i choose fake geometry (that matches real
> > geometry, ie 9006/6/235) and go next. in the next step, disklabel
> > program fails to write disklabel, kernel complains
> > `sd1: no disk label'. when i run `disklabel -r sd1' in shell i
> > see 255 (!) heads instead of choosen 6 (in fake geometry menu).
> > here the installation is aborted. investigation in /kern/msgbuf
> > does not help - nothing interesting is there.
> > could anyone suggest anything useful or point to my
> > mistakes? any help greatly appreciated.
> > p.s. the most mysterious for me is that neither netbsd 1.3.2 nor
> > netbsd 1.3.3 won't to be installed into my disk with the exactly
> > same results. i tried to install from snapshot boot floppy
> > (november snapshot) and both of ide channels *was* recognized)
> > but installation program does not work - aborts with message
> > `md0: / file system full'. if it is important - i try to install
> > netbsd on p-II box, intel 440bx chipset, plenty of RAM etc,
> > tekram scsi adapter.