Subject: Re: likely dumb question
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/23/1996 11:23:08
> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 12:25:58 -0400
> From: Ken Wellsch <>

> I'm involved with the NetBSD port to the VAX line and brought one of my
> Sun-3's home from storage to help out with the work (i.e. to give me access
> to a QIC tape drive as I do not have very good Internet access - for bringing
> large bin/src images and such home).

Unfortunately, tape drive support is broken at the moment.
(I'm not sure why yet.  It used to work.  MI problem?)

[ Sun 3/140, two disks on MD21 SCSI/ESDI, copying to 2nd disk... ]

> Unfortunately I do not seem to be able to correctly label the new disk so
> it can boot.  After adding "memcpy" to the sun3/stand/Makefile so the stand-
> alone stuff would compile, I followed the read-me but without success.
> The system monitor says "no label" and punts to ie().

Did you run "edlabel" (or disklabel) to label the new disk?

> I've ended up doing a "dd" of the original disk but that does not give me
> access to the nice shiny new fs layout and such...  even after "fsck -c 3"
> I didn't see any space change magic like the first transition via newfs/dump.
> -- Ken Wellsch
> P.S. I failed also to make a bootable installation tape - I suspect my
> old 160 board does not gronk my QIC-150 or visa-versa (I get a short read
> error when tapeboot tries to finish loading netbsd-rd).

That usually means the tape was not written correctly.  The most recent
installation set is 1.1 patch 1 as found here:

The MakeBootTape script there corrects a bug in the script that
was distributed with 1.1 (now uses "obs" not "bs").