Subject: Installing on Dec 500a with 9gig quantum drive
To: '' <>
From: Laurence Brockman <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/25/2001 10:19:42
I'm trying to install NetBSD on a Dec 500a with a 9 gig quantum scsi drive.
Everytime I get to the point where the partitions are supposed to be created
I get the following error:

     Status: Failed 
    Command: /sbin/newfs /dev/rsd0a
     Press any key to continue
With 16065 sectors per cylinder, minimum cylinders per group is 64
This requires the block size to be changed from 8192 to 32768
        and the fragment size to be changed from 1024 to 4096

At this point I'm just using the standard recomended partitions and any
ideas would be great.


Laurence Brockman
Unix Administrator
Shaw CableSystems G.P.
(780) 486-6527