Subject: Re: scsi disk troubles
To: Derkjan de Haan <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/28/2005 20:29:43
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Derkjan de Haan wrote:

> I am using a 6-disk Multipack with a Sparcstation 20. This Multipack contains 
> various non-Sun disks, mostly originating from pc-based graphical 
> workstations. These disks worked flawlessly with Solaris 8 and 9, but disks 5 
> and 6 (see dmesg output) aren't usable with NetBSD. They are recognised at 
> boot, but no device special files are created. If I manually do '/dev/MAKEDEV 
> all' nothing happens either. I tried formatting them with Solaris and 
> resetting the SCSI modepages to default values, but that made no difference.
> Any ideas as to what might be wrong here ? I must admit that they report a 
> rather curious geometry, but would that be a reason for them not to work ?

 	Have you tried ./MAKEDEV sd5 sd6

 	Otherwise, can you disconnect the power from some of the other
 	disks as a test (everything should move down an ID or two)

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --