Subject: Re: DEC 3000 300XL partitioning....
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/14/2000 17:56:49
Interesting, I am still fighting with my 2.4G seagate.
Got this stupid floppy label on the beast and can't create a good label.
makes me swear!

NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > > Success!
> > >
> > > I got NetBSD-1.4.1 loaded last night.
> > >
> > > As it turns out, it was a problem with the Seagate 3610N drives (RZ25L).
> > > They would not take a newfs.  I swapped Quantum RZ25L's and they worked
> > > fine.  Anyone know if there are any particular jumper or other settings
> > > on the Seagate RZ25Ls that would give rise to such a problem?  Maybe
> >
> > They were spinning, were they? I mean that they might have been set to
> > wait for a SCSI spinup command.
> >
> > Long shot..
> Yeah, they spun up ok, and I also invoked a show dev to make sure they
> were spinning before booting.  In either case, the Seagate drives
> spun up, install disklabelled them, and did the first partition,
> then errored out with a write error on the second partition.
> Root was only 64mb or something like that on 550mb drives.
> Swap was 128mb or something like that.  The d partition was
> the rest of the drive.
> Swapping drives (on 2 Alphas), curred the problems.  I sense there
> is something written to the drives that may be causing the failure
> to do the d partition newfs.  But, I dunno what, exactly, yet.
> I will try a VAX llfmt on them and see if that clears anything.
> If not, I will move the drives over to the VAXen and put fresh
> drives from the VAXen on the Alphas.
> The things we do to make our toyz play Unix.....
> And the next song and dance routine is.....(:+\\.....
> Bob