Subject: Re: goes to debug on boot up
To: Dave Clarke x8048 <>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/28/1996 12:31:24
On Thu, 28 Mar 1996, Dave Clarke x8048 wrote:

> Hi ,
> 	Well after some time trying to install all the bits of netbsd,I think,
> I finally got round to booting up the system from disk. Unfortunately, 
> it got as far as:- > setting tty flags
> /: bad dir ino 1280 at offset 2080: i_size too small
> panic bad dir
> 		other messages appear and then then the db> prompt appears.
> I followed Gunnar's install FAQ with the following setup:-
> uVAXII/GPX in a BA123 with 9MB, 2 RD53's and 2 RX33's (one is 3.5") on 
> a RQDX3, TK70.
> The first RD53 is split for partition a (15840), b (20160), d rest of disk.
> The second RD53 is set for the whole as partition e.

If you use the whole of the disk as one partition, you should use 
partition c. I don't know if this is the cause of your problems, though...

Did you 'newfs' the partitions using the raw device? (/dev/rra0a etc.)

> After installing all the bits of the system,made the devices, I 
> mounted the miniroot as suggested write access and used ed to create 
> /mnt/etc/fstab as follows:- >    /dev/ra0a  /  ffs  rw 1 1
>    /dev/ra1e  /usr  ffs  rw 1 3
> I double checked that it had written these files and proceeded to boot 
> from DUA0:
> Have I missed something out ?
> Also, I have an RZ23-E, I found a disktab listing for this in the 
> DECstation directory. The problem is which is the correct entry for this 
> drive RZ23 or RZ23L ? Is there an obvious distinction between the two 
> types ?

Yep. RZ23 is ~104MB and RZ23L is ~125MB.

> Many thanks,
> Dave.


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