Subject: Trouble installing on Q700
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: William Duke <email@example.com>
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 ftp.netbsd.org. 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:
-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.