Subject: Re: DOS-formatted ZIP disks?
To: None <port-atari@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Udo Erdelhoff <>
List: port-atari
Date: 06/23/1997 09:29:57
On Tue, Jul 22, 1997 at 11:29:07PM +0000, Michael Brandt wrote:

> So do you use a 1.2 or 1.2E kernel now?
I'm using the modified 1.2E kernel that does not relocate itself into
TT-ram (AKA "st-ram kernel"). The old 1.2 kernel was only used to
install the bootstrap.

> The problems included a vm_fault after
> binpatching the kernel in order to rung X11
I had vm_faults during multiuser boot. I never had a chance to
binpatch something. 

> and diffculties in recognizing my ZIP drive.
The kernel recognizes the ZIP drive without problems. I'm just unable
to mount DOS-formatted ZIP disks.

> I'm using a home compiled 1.2E kernel now
I have to wait for a kernel source where I can disable relocation.

> The DOS formatted ZIP disk I tried was preformatted,
> perhaps it doesn't work if you use a disk formatted somewhere else.
I'm also using preformatted disks from both iomega and sony. I'm 
absolutly sure that these disks have not been reformatted after
they left the factory.

Udo Erdelhoff