Subject: Re: 1.4 and 1.4.1 fails on PC164LX/NCR810 systems
To: None <>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/07/1999 11:01:34
Urk, OK. There was a problem in ustarfs about backing up volumes and
recomputing the cylinder-zero-recognizing-checksum; doing that interacted
with another feature intended to avoid backing up within a volume so that
tape installs would work with old SRM's that won't backspace or rewind,
even though they _say_ they will and return no error when you try. Sigh.
(This feature allowed NetBSD to install on certain alphas that no other
freenix system would work on, so it wasn't a total loss. :-)

Anyway, I've replaced the disk images with a second spin; please try again.

> From: Torbjorn Granlund <>
> Ross Harvey <> writes:
>   Ok, try:
>   When it crashes, you should find yourself in ddb(4). Type `trace' and
>   send me the results.
> I tried these disks, but they fail earlier...
> I insert disk 1 and type `boot dva0'.  Then, after asked, I
> insert disk 2 and hit return.  Then I am asked to insert disk 1
> again, which I do.  But now I get the message:
> "Disk is not from the volume set?~"
> I cannot get past this point.
> (I created the boot disks on a FreeBSD/x86 box using the command
> `dd if=... of=/dev/rfd0.1440 obs=9k'.)