Subject: Re: disk panic on install
To: Jeff Cole <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/01/2000 22:50:30
	Which version of NetBSD are you trying - if you're not using
	the NetBSD-1.5_ALPHA2 images on could you give
	them a whirl? I didn't fully test the miniroot install but
	I have installed several machines using the sysinst based
	installer. I'll see if I can test the miniroot over the weekend.

			       -- A pmap for every occasion --

On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Jeff Cole wrote:

> I'm attempting to install NetBSD on a Sparc5. I dd'd the miniroot to my
> swap partition, and was able to boot off of it without a problem.
> However, when it starts to go through and check things, I run into a
> problem. It checks to see where root dumps, gets the Max sync rate of sd0,
> reports the root file system type, and then panics on a bad dir error.
> Here's the full text of the error:
> root on sd0b dumps on sd0b
> sd0(esp0:3:0): max sync rate 10.00Mb/s
> WARNING: clock gained 168 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
> root file system type: ffs
> /: bad dir in 4 at offset 0: mangled entry
> panic: bad dir
> Then, it syncs the disks, and reboots.
> What do I need to do to fix this?
> 			Just answer the question please.
> 	     Uncooperative subjects waste valuable computer time.
> 			     - Michael Crichton
> Your Excuse for the day is:
> Your process is not ISO 9000 compliant.