Subject: Re: largest disk in a vs4000/90
To: John Klos <email@example.com>
From: j wehrli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/18/2003 19:25:37
John Klos wrote:
>>what is the largest disk i can put in a vaxstation 4000/90? are there any
>>boot drive size considerations as well?
>(PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong!)
>At the moment, NetBSD has problems with partitions larger than 4 gigs.
>This used to not be the case, but somewhere along the line something got
>changed and partitions larger than 4 gigs will become corrupt.
>I spent many, many hours trying to figure out what was causing corruption
>on my 9 gig disk. When I finally tried out smaller partitions, the
>corruption stopped. This was the same disk I used for many bulk builds
>with 1.5.x with many months of uptime; the only thing that changed before
>the corruption began was an update to a newer version of 1.5.x.
>I haven't heard that it's been fixed, but I'd love to hear that it was.
>Boot? Someone else will have to let you know about whether the 4000/90 has
>issues with the size / location of the boot slice.
>Sixgirls Computing Labs
YIKES, THAT IS SCARY.
I HAVE BEEN AN RUNNING AN OLD COMPAQ 266 WITH A CHEAP 60GB MAXTOR DRIVE
FOR A SOME TIME ON NETBSD 1.6 WITH NO ISSUES.
THE MACHINE IS AN INTERNAL EMAIL SERVER, REMOTE BOOT SERVER FOR VAXEN
AND DECSTATION, AND AN AUDIO JAMS ENCODER/SERVER. I USE ABOUT 45MG AT
THE MOMENT AND IT GETS HEAVY ACTIVITY DUE TO THE AUDIO ENCODING AND
CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS NETBSD LARGE DISK ISSUE?
IT IS A VAXEN ISSUE ONLY?
IT IS AN URBAN LEGEND?