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

From: David Ross <dross%pobox.com@localhost>

> Ok, David Brownlee helped diagose this and it was determined
> that zero'ing the first MB of the disk and rebooting fixes this issue.  It
> appears that for some reason the format operation performed by my Adaptec
> SCSI BIOS leaves some junk on the disk.
> It would be great if there were an advanced option during install to wipe
> the disk and reload the disklabel (including doing whatever is necessary 
> refresh the version of the disklabel the kernel caches).  Otherwise, the
> install should be more forgiving if there is already junk on the disk -- 
> current mode of failure isn't great.

Is it hooked up to the TT in the bad state now? Maybe I can adjust 
disklabel to handle the -1 case

> I've noted this stuff in PR #40571.
> I attempted a 5.0 RC2 install onto the MTRON/ACARD combo and hit the 
issue I 
> had experienced back on NetBSD 1.6.1.  I've filed a new PR on this one:
> http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=40638
> Screenshot: http://i43.tinypic.com/aev5ds.jpg
> I'm OK with my Seagate drive, so this is not all that problematic for me. 
> It would be nice to be able to use the MTRON SSD though.

Are you able to test a NetBSD/i386 install on the MTRON SSD via the 
adaptec? Just to see if its specific to the atari scsi controller

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