Subject: Re: scsi disk troubles
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Derkjan de Haan <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/28/2005 22:08:31
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From: "David Brownlee" <>
To: "Derkjan de Haan" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: scsi disk troubles

> 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

Yeah, that did the trick, I sort of didn't know that MAKEDEV creates files 
in the current dir, so it actually needs to be run from within /dev...
Thanks to all for the input!