Subject: Re: problems installing netbsd/pmax on dec 5000/130
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Kristoff Bonne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/25/1997 10:37:11
> From: "Matthew Schnierle" <email@example.com>
> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:08:01 -0400 (EDT)
> To: Kristoff Bonne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: problems installing netbsd/pmax on dec 5000/130
>> I'm trying to install NetBSD 1.2/pmax on some decstation 5000/133 and =
155, but I have some=20
>> serious problems.
>> When I use a OpenBSD 2.1 or ultrix V4.5 system to generate the NetBSD =
>> 'disklabel'-program does not run as it supposed to:
>> - on the OpenBSD-box, I get a message (something like) '/dev/rz4c =
does not have a label'.
>> When I do 'disklabel -B ...' (to create the label), it give an error =
'some active partitions=20
>> would be moved or scrinked' (or something like that).
> Heh... spent two nights on this one setting up my machine. The
> solution is easier than it seems.
> 1) 'disklabel -e -r /dev/rrz2c' & add a partition 'a' (doesn't matter
> how big). Save it.
> 2) 'disklabel -e -r /dev/rrz2a' <-- this is the critical line. Notice
> that the "open" partition is now _a_. Modify your c partition to your
> hearts content. Save it.
Nope. Doesn't work.
When I do a command '-r' command, it always results in a 'disk has no =
label' message and that's=20
Not using the '-r' command, the command is not executed.
Two addition notes:
- the disk is a 'RZ25-E'. According our 'resident dec-engineer', it =
should be identical to the=20
- OpenBSD installation-notes did not mention anything about 'disklabel' =
etc. (I didn't install=20
it here, so I don't know for sure).
But, the 'dd' command does not have the 'seek=3D16 skip=3D16' part =
Is it possible to copy the label of a disk using 'dd'? In that case, can =
somebody Email me a=20
useable disklabel for the miniroot-1.2 on a RZ-25?
Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.