Subject: Re: DEC 3000/400 ongoing saga...
From: Jeff Duffy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/04/2001 17:46:20
> Finally got hold of a compatible CD drive for my Sandpiper and
> managed to get NetBSD booting from it right away using the Monash
> cdhdtape image.
> During install, when sysinst runs newfs on sd0a, it fails with
> [blah blah blah]
> write error: 13104
> wtfs: Input/output error
> Similarly, when dropping out of sysinst to the shell and running fsck on
> sd0a, I get:
> ** /dev/rsd0a
> BAD SUPER BLOCK: MAGIC NUMBER WRONG
> uid 0 on /: file system full
> /: write failed, file system is full
> fsck: /dev/rsd0a: Floating point exception
> I'm assuming that the drive is beat...if anyone wants to cheer me up
> by informing me otherwise, I'm all ears!
Well, I just finished installs of NetBSD and FreBSD on a pair of alphastation 255s,
and I had to put the disks preciously used by OSF/1 in another machine,
delete the partitioning info on the drives and *then* install
to get it to work properly. I was getting some of the same error
messages; particularly "file system full". Bizarre, but they're humming
along now, so you might try it.