Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD 2.0 - second harddisk affected?
To: None <>
From: Janko Knops <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/29/2005 15:17:49
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carsten Pache" <>
To: "port-cobalt" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 2:18 PM
Subject: Installing NetBSD 2.0 - second harddisk affected?

> As my Qube II crashed several times during file transfers via Samba (I
> upgraded NetBSD 1.6.1 to 2.0 but it seems I missed something special -
> file transfers using Samba froze my Qube II after transferring a few
> files - this never happened with NetBSD 1.6.1) and left the boot drive
> in an unusable state, I now want to install NetBSD 2.0 using the
> restore CD 2.0-1.
> My Qube II currently contains two disks. Will the second one be
> affected when NetBSD is installed using the restore CD? Or will the
> restore CD use only the first drive, leaving the second one in the
> state that it already is?
> Of course, I could disconnect the second drive during installation in
> order to be absolutely sure that only the first drive will be touched
> by the restore CD. But most of you know the procedure of opening and
> closing the Qube's housing (although it is not really difficult).
> -- 
> Regards
> Carsten

I don't know if your second harddisk would be affected, but the crashes 
after using samba I've also experienced here.
I solved that by disabling dma, and now runs stable again. Maybe a solution 
if you would need to backup the second hdd.


Janko Knops