Subject: Re: NCR chip
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kevin Sullivan <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/25/1995 04:02:42
Kevin Sullivan ( wrote:
: I posted last week with a problem with NetBSD (1.0 and current) and
: the NCR SCSI chip in a Dec Celebris (PCI Pentium).  I grabbed the NCR
: driver from FreeBSD-current and got it working in NetBSD-current.
: That solved my immediate problem, which was the drive timing out
: whenever I tried to disklabel it.  The problem now is that when I try
: and boot from the hard drive I get the message "Read Error".  This
: seems to be generated by the file /sys/arch/i386/boot/start.S.

To follow up to my own mail:  I configured the system with both a DOS
and a NetBSD partition, and everything works as expected.  I currently
have it running with the entire system (except for the first cylinder)
as NetBSD, using translated geometry (yuck).

It seems that /usr/mdec/sdboot is not working on certain machines with
the NCR SCSI chip.

     -Kevin Sullivan