Subject: panic: DMAWAIT1
To: None <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU,>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/29/1995 23:09:56
> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 20:28:00 -0500
> From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>

> [port-sun3: this started on port-sparc, but my comments are applicable
> to NetBSD/sun3 as well as NetBSD/sparc....]
> > I just added a Quantum Empire 2100S to my IPC and when trying to
> > partition it with disklabel(8) I inevitably get a panic: DMAWAIT1 .
> > Any ideas?
> I've had bad luck trying to repartition with disklabel.  I have a
> program that knows how to read, modify, and write Sun labels, which may
> be of use to people wishing to repartition disks for NetBSD/sparc and
> NetBSD/sun3.  It should work fine on any big-endian system;  [...]

There is also "edlabel" (which I wrote for the sun3 ramdisk root).
It has a very simple interface, much like the partition sub-menu
in the SunOS format commant.  It has no "use raw mode" option, but
"raw" disklabels would confuse the Sun PROM anyway (or worse).