Subject: Re: Problems building a uVAXII
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/04/1999 10:25:41
Since MFM disks can't report their geometry I believe that XXDP writes the 
geometry on the disk when the disk is formatted. That is read back and 
reported as the geometry. I'm guessing that you've either had a disk 
failure or the disk wasn't formatted properly.


At 03:44 PM 12/4/99 +0100, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> >
> > I reworked the partition table based on the earlier work from Ragge,
> > and things are much better, now.
> >
> > The table used by the sysinst program is incorrect.  Is there someone
> > looking out for such things?
> >
>Sysinst asks the disk for its geometry. This sounds strange, that should
>mean that the disk reports the wrong size.
>-- Ragge