Subject: Re: RAID1 bootblocks for 2.0 (and more ramblings)
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Perkin <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 12/12/2004 16:44:59
* On 2004-12-12 at 13:55 GMT, Martin Husemann wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 01:35:25PM +0000, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> > On wd0 yes (the initial installation).
> If you can reinstall the raid content, I'd suggest that you use dd
> to transfer ~1 MB of /dev/zero to the beginning of that partition
> before setting up the raid. Maybe someone can do the correct math
> and tell you which single block realy needs to be zeroed.

Not sure how much that'd help given I did pretty much that (unless not
enough) to wd1 which also exhibits the same behaviour?  I can try

> Maybe someone with a spare disk speaking forth could fix the bootblk
> - if that someone needs more details, contact me off-list ;-)

I don't speak forth, but it's something I've been meaning to learn,
and I have time as well as the inclination to fix this (I really don't
want to take the easy route and just slap Solaris on it), so any
pointers would be appreciated.  The machine needs to be installed
relatively quickly though, so if there are people with more skills
available to look at this I'd really appreciate it.

> > Have any other Netra X1 owners seen this with the supplied cables?
> See GENERIC32 and look for UDMA. You need to add some flags - AFAIK
> Manuel Boyuer is working on a real fix for this problem.

Ahh super, thanks.


Jonathan Perkin                                     The NetBSD Project