Subject: Trouble installing on Q700
To: None <>
From: William Duke <>
List: port-m68k
Date: 10/07/2005 15:04:10
I'm having a great deal of trouble installing NetBSD on a Quadra 700.   I
continuously get this message, among others:

"It appears that /dev/sd0a is not a BSD file system or the fsck was not
successful.  The upgrade has been aborted. (Error number 9.)"

I don't know what the problem is here.   I am using sysinst to attempt an
FTP installation from   I have used sysinst to setup the
internal hard drive with no luck.   I have tried using Mkfs 1.47 to setup my
hard drive, again with no success.

I'm at a total loss here.   I have absolutely no idea what the problem is
and the documentation and other files have proven to be of little or no
help.  I have detailed the machine specifics below:

Macintosh Quadra 700 computer
8 Megabytes of RAM
400 Megabyte Hard Drive (Internal SCSI)
32-bit addressing is ON
Virtual memory is off
Mac OS version 7.1.1
Hard drive partitions look like this:

-driver partition
-Mac HFS partition (20 MB)
-BSD Root partition (300MB)
-BSD Swap partition (20MB)
-BSD Usr partition (68MB)
--remainder of the disk is unallocated

Any ideas on what the problem could be and/or how I could fix it?

Any help greatly appreciated.