Subject: I am booting from the disk, but...
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 01/06/1996 11:46:47
Hello, everyone.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who helped me (specially
der Mouse): I am finally booting from the disk.

Unfortunately, I am still having problems with this disk.  It seems to
me that it is *full* of bad sectors (surpring to me, as it is a new
2.1GB Micropolis 4221).  While running fsck (manually, of course, because
that called on init seldom succeeds) I get many wierd messages like:

ncr5380_command: short transfer: wanted 10 got 6.
sd0(si0:0:0): medium error, info = 2858166 (decimal), data = 00 00 00 00 11 00
00 20 00 0d


What do these messages mean?  If they really point to bad sectors, how can
I fix them?  Will I have to reformat the disk?  If formatting would solve
the problem, why didn't newfs mark these bad sectors when it was first run?

I thank you in advance for any help.

Um abraco.