Subject: Re: Multia incorrectly detects hard drive. (fwd)
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Joe Royce <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/20/1999 10:25:06
> On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 at 11:24:41PM -0500, Joe Royce wrote:
> > 	I have a Multia that I'm trying to install NetBSD v1.4. It detects
> > the Seagate ST51080N that I have connected to it but it lists it as 238MB
> > instead of 1 gig. Is this an indication of bad hardware or is there
> > something else going on?  Any insight would be most appreciative. Thank
> > you for your time.
> Please post the full kernel messages if possible, or at least
> the ones concerning ncr and sd.
> -- 
> Soren
I had to hand type this into another computer so I hope that I got it
correct. The relevant parts of dmesg are:

ncr0: at pci0 dev 6 function 0: ncr 53c810 fast10 scsi
ncr0:  interrupting at isa irq 11
ncr0:  minisync=25, maxsync=206, maxoffs=8, 16 dwords burst, normal dma
ncr0:  single-ended, open drain IRQ driver 
ncr0:  restart (scsi reset).
scsibus0 at ncr0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, AT&T ST51080N-2, 0955> SCSI2
0/direct fixed
sd0(ncr0:0:0): 10.0 MB/s (100 ns, offset 8)
sd0: 238MB, 4826 cyl, 4 heads, 25 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 488283 sectors

It appears to not detect all of the sectors. Is this an indication of a
bad drive?