Subject: CATSINST from 1.4.1 fails on my box
To: None <,>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: tech-install
Date: 08/24/1999 04:33:23
Tonight I noticed the 1.4.1 directory was actually readable, so I sucked
over a bunch of sets to try installing on my scratch machines.

netbsd.CATSINST isn't happy on my CATS box. It gets all the way to

root on md0a dumps on md0b

then says

no file system for md0 (dev 0x1200)
cannot mount root, error = 79
root device (default md0a): wscons: wskbd0 glued to wsdisplay0 (console)

and waits for me to type a root device or hit enter.

I tried entering 'ffs' instead of 'generic' for the file system type,
but that just changed the errno to 22.

Here's a dmesg from 1.4 since that is still intact on wd0a:

NetBSD 1.4 (CATS) #8: Sun Aug 22 21:34:39 PDT 1999
real mem  = 33554432
avail mem = 26882048
using 307 buffers containing 1781760 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: SA-110 rev 3 DC enabled IC enabled WB enabled EABT
footbridge0 at mainbus0: DC21285 rev 3
pci0 at footbridge0 bus 0
pci0: i/o enabled, memory enabled
pcib0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0
pcib0: Acer Labs M1543 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev. 0xc3)
ne0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: RealTek 8029 Ethernet
ne0: 10base2, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, auto, default auto
ne0: Ethernet address 00:80:c8:c0:e7:36
ne0: interrupting at irq 18
epic0 at pci0 dev 9 function 0: SMC EPIC/100 Fast Ethernet
epic0: interrupting at irq 8
epic0: SMC9432TX, Ethernet address 00:e0:29:37:35:da
qsphy0 at epic0 phy 3: QS6612 10/100 media interface, rev. 1
qsphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
vga0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: S3 ViRGE (rev. 0x06)
wsdisplay0 at vga0: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
pciide0 at pci0 dev 16 function 0: Acer Labs M5229 UDMA IDE Controller
pciide0: bus-master DMA support present
pciide0: primary channel configured to compatibility mode
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <ST33221A>
wd0: drive supports 32-sector pio transfers, lba addressing
wd0: 3077MB, 6253 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 6303024 sectors
wd0: 32-bits data port
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 2
pciide0: secondary channel configured to compatibility mode
atapibus0 at pciide0 channel 1
cd0 at atapibus0 drive 0: <FX162T4, , p01> type 5 cdrom removable
cd0: 32-bits data port
cd0: drive supports PIO mode 3, DMA mode 2
sd0 at atapibus0 drive 1: <IOMEGA  ZIP 100       ATAPI, , 23.D> type 0 direct removable
sd0: drive offline
sd0: 32-bits data port
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
cd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 3, DMA mode 1 (using DMA data transfers)
sd0(pciide0:1:1): using PIO mode 3
Acer Labs M7101 Power Management Controller (miscellaneous bridge) at pci0 dev 17 function 0 not configured
ohci0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0: Acer Labs M5237 USB Host Controller (rev. 0x03)
ohci0: interrupting at isairq 11
ohci0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0 at ohci0
uhub0 at usb0
uhub0: Acer Labs OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
isa0 at pcib0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378-0x37b irq 7
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
sysbeep0 at pcppi0
isapnp0 at isa0 port 0x279: ISA Plug 'n Play device support
dsrtc0 at isa0 port 0x72-0x73
todclock0 at dsrtc0
isapnp0: read port 0x203
isapnp0: <PnP Sound Chip, @@@1001, , > port 0x220/16 irq 5 drq 1,0 not configured
isapnp0: <PnP Sound Chip, @H@1001, , > port 0x388/8 not configured
isapnp0: <PnP Sound Chip, @P@1001, , > port 0x200/8 not configured
isapnp0: <PnP Sound Chip, @X@1001, , > port 0x330/2 irq 9 not configured
todclock at footbridge0 not configured
fcom0 at footbridge0
ipl_bio=00040104 ipl_net=00000004 ipl_tty=00000004 ipl_imp=00000004
ipl_audio=00000004 ipl_imp=00000004 ipl_high=00000004 ipl_serial=00000000
clock: hz=100 stathz = 0 profhz = 0
md0: allocated 0K (0 blocks)
boot device: wd0
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
wscons: wskbd0 glued to wsdisplay0 (console)
inittodr: 11:29:26.0000 24/08/1999
Clock has gained 0 days 0 hours 23 minutes 48 secs
root file system type: ffs

# eof

Todd Whitesel
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