Subject: Re: Horrible experience with win/NetBSD in the same disk
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Lista de NetBSD Users <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/14/2002 18:29:35
On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> > > sd0 at scsibus0 target 5 lun 0: <IBM, DDYS-T36950N, S93E> SCSI3 0/direct fixed
> > > sd0: 32768 MB, 15110 cyl, 12 head, 370 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 67108864 sectors
> > >      ^^^^^                         ^^^                       ^^^^^^^^
> Hum, and on SCSI disks it may be controlled by a command and stored in
> firmware. Maybe winXP did something bad here.
> Or maybe it's just the adaptec BIOS which does it, from infos it gets from
> the MBR.
> Try zapping the whole MBR
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rsd0d bs=64k count=100
> (this will kill your partitions, so don't do this if you have valuable datas
> on the disk) and try a *cold* boot.
> Hum, I hope the adaptec hasn't stored something in its NVRAM about the disk.

Thanks, Manuel.

My disk has not valuable data.

How do you see this idea?
1) I will try locate a person who owns a DDYS-T36950T with firmware S93E
2) Tell him if wants to send me these blocks of his hard disk.
3) Apply these blocks to my disk.

Thanks a lot

Heron Gallegos