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PR #40571 - NetBSD Atari install fails to prepare 16GB MTRON SSD on ACARD SCSI to IDE bridge

Not a blocker for me but worth filing a PR anyway. I just got around to trying an install on a different HD and hit this issue.


From the PR:

I'm attempting to install NetBSD 5 (200902030000Z) onto an MTRON 16GB IDE SSD which is hanging off an ACARD SCSI to IDE bridge. The hardware is known good and I've done such an install with NetBSD 1.6.1. I also regularly install NetBSD 5 builds onto a Seagate SD318418N and it works great.

That being said, the MTRON setup did cause occasional panics under NetBSD 1.6.1 where I did not see this with the Seagate. I was hoping to test if that problem still happens on NetBSD 5 but got blocked by this install issue.

How to reproduce the install issue:
1.  Zero the MTRON drive.
2. Boot into NetBSD 5 and begin an install. Don't choose the option to use AHDI partitioning. 3. Keep the default drive settings, except bump up the swap partition to 256 MB. - Now observe that even though you typed 256, the swap partition size is reported to be set at 257 MB. This doesn't happen with the Seagate. Maybe this is a hint as to what's going on?
4.  Proceed with the install and observe that disklabel fails with:
disklabel: ioctl DIOCWDINFO: Device not configured
Screenshot: http://i44.tinypic.com/2dw7nly.jpg

5. After being dumped back at the main installer screen, start the install again and follow the same steps.
6.  Now observe a different error as the drive is prepared:
disklabel: partition b: partition extends past end of unit
Screenshot: http://i42.tinypic.com/vpi2cl.jpg

David Ross

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