Subject: Re: NetBSD Sparc Install troubles...
To: Paul Kranenburg <>
From: Jim Palmer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 07/21/1997 10:59:38
>> "dd if=miniroot-121.fs.4c of=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s1 bs=20b conv=ascii"
>                                                              ^^^^^
>Just a typo or did you use that in your actual command? This would
>certainly get the wrong bits on the disk..

Paul, Marshall, Jeremy, Doug

Thanks for your responses.  I just *KNEW* it had to be something incredibly
Turns out I was using an "ascii" conversion in my dd command instead of "sync".



I used to do a lot of ebcdic to ascii conversions from 9-track tapes in
another job
and it must have slipped out of some dusty corner of my brain (of which I
have many!).
It helps when you RTFM, but not if you can't read.

Embarrassed, but running!

Thanks All!

-Jim Palmer

		       		Jim Palmer
Systems Engineer
HPCC/ESS Network Group,
NASA/HSTX, Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 933, Bldg 28, #W277,
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-1376

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