Subject: Re: Trouble netbooting MVME167B
To: Henning Kiel <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: port-mvme68k
Date: 08/15/2003 14:29:14
On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Henning Kiel wrote:

> This may help?
> sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST15230N, 0168> SCSI2 0/direct
> fixed
> sd0: 4095 MB, 3992 cyl, 19 head, 110 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8386733 sectors
> sd0: sync (100.0ns offset 8), 8-bit (10.000MB/s) transfers
> sec*head*cyl = 3992*2090 = 8343280
> someone seems to be confused in calculations!?

Heh, I see where the confusion lies. The cylinder/head/sector values for
scsi drives are ficticious. They are approximations calculated by the
kernel. The "8386733 sectors" is what is reported by the drive itself.

I need to look into why this is causing problems for the disklabel code.

In the meantime, your workaround should at least be able to get you up and

Cheers, Steve