Subject: Re: scsi disk troubles
To: Derkjan de Haan <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/28/2005 21:40:07
At 21:16 Uhr +0100 28.2.2005, 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
>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 ?

'/dev/MAKEDEV all' mknod(8)s /dev/sd[1234]. If you need more, MAKEDEV sd5
sd6 etc.


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