Subject: Major problems with NetBSD on LCIII...HELP!
To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John Albers-Mead <John.Albers-Mead@InternetOne.COM>
Date: 12/31/1996 10:17:51
My system configuration:
LC III (68030 w/ FPU) 12 MB RAM
SCSI 0: 750 MB Quantum Lightning (internal)
Partitioned into 350MB Mac - 24MB Swap - Rest ROOT
(I think I read that there may be a problem here)
SCSI 2: 44MB Syquest (all Mac)
Booter 1.9.4 (allocated 5MB RAM)
I have had NetBSD up and running with a few problems for a little while
using GENERIC-9 and the full installation. Every once in a while, it would
hang for a few seconds and the speaker would start making a very high
pitched rythmic tone (sort of a weee...weeee...weee..weee kind of thing).
Most of the time this would come back with some sort of error and I would
be on my way again with things seemingly running fine.
Last night I had the same thing happen with the tone but it lasted quite a
while longer and then kept repeating this error message:
sd0(sbc0:0:0): non-media hardware failure, data =6d b6 db 6d b6 db 6d b6 db 6d
followed sometimes by something like "last message repeated 13 times" and
would not respond to any commands that I tried. I could not do a shutdown
or reboot so did the manual flipping of the switch to restart and got the
missing disk icon at startup. I heard the internal drive spin up when I
powered on but after a few seconds it spun down. I could not get it to
boot and had to start off the Syquest. I tried to mount the internal drive
from the Syquest using Charismac's Anubus Utility and APS Power Tools and
the only option that I had was to initialize the whole drive but
initialization failed each time.
I restarted from the syquest and held down the apple-option key combo to
rebuild the desktop and the internal hard drive showed up again. I tried
to boot into netbsd and everything seemed to be working fine until I
clicked "cancel" to boot it up. I got a major cursor freezing crash. I
tried to restart many times and it would freeze at the same spot each time.
I decided to reformat the root partition with mkfs and install everything
again (grrr...). This worked without returning any errors. I then
installed everything over again from the current version and put on
GENERIC-15 which I have been told works well with the LCIII. This
installed overnight and this morning I went to restart and -YEA!- the whole
thing locked again!
At least the drive shows up...
ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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