Subject: Re: DEC 3000 300XL partitioning....
To: HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/2000 17:55:02
Try 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rsd0c count=64' (replace 0c with
your disk), then reboot.
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard wrote:
> 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