installation problems w/ mkLinux and a Quantum Fireball ST3.2S

installation problems w/ mkLinux and a Quantum Fireball ST3.2S

Post by Mark Harringt » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Hello

I have been trying to install mkLinux on my PM 8600/300 on my second hard
driver.  It is a QUANTUM FIREBALL ST3.2S on my internal scsi chain(see
attached Apple System profile).  When the first screen comes up it lists
my first hard driver, my CD-ROM, zip drive and then it gets to my second
hard driver and it says QUANTUM FIREBALL ST3.2S Bad sense data vendor
unique class 0x00 code 0x00.  It then continues with the installation  It
starts installing the software(the bars go across saying the software is
installing) then I get a message:

This should not happen

version str: Mach 3.0 version (DMK 1.1) : gilbert <osfmk>; wed June 10
17:45:07 PDT 1998; mach_kernel / production (venus.apple.com)

Back trace: 0025f3k 00212454 00291110 0028ffb0 00269a8 0026890c 00266940
00000000 00225564 002255a8 00257078 00225490 00225430
(note:  I think this is right but my hand writing is a little messy)

restart this machine

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Thank your for any help

to me in some time.
Mark Harrington

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I partitioned my hard driver to 4 partitions with Drive Setup 1.5 than
used p-disk to make 3 of the partitions Unix.  Here is the p-disk print
out:

Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/scsi0.6' (/dev/sdc)
 #:                type name                             length   base  
( size )








Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=6385695 (3.0G)
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
Drivers-


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Here is the apple system profile for the Devices and Volumes:
Report Created:10/30/98 at 1:59:26 PM

Hardware overview
 Machine ID: 69
 Model name: Power Macintosh 8600 series
 Keyboard type: Apple Extended Keyboard
 Processor info: PowerPC 604ev
 Machine speed: 300 MHz
 FPU: Built-in
 Devices and Volumes
 SCSI Bus 0
  ID = 6
    Hard drive
     Driver version: 8.0.9
     Mac OS partitions: 1
     Removable media: No
     Vendor: QUANTUM
     Revision number: 0F0C
     Product ID: FIREBALL ST3.2S
     Serial number:
     Unformatted size: 3 GB

     Mac2
      Volume format: Mac OS Standard (HFS)
      Size: 1.94 GB
      Space Available: 1.91 GB
      Percent full: 1
      Write protected: No
      Is being file shared: No
  ID = 5
    Removable media
     Driver version: 5.0.3
     Mac OS partitions: 1
     Removable media: Yes
     Vendor: IOMEGA  
     Revision number: E.08
     Product ID: ZIP 100        
     Serial number:

     3-New
      Volume format: Mac OS Standard (HFS)
      Size: 95.78 MB
      Space Available: 55K
      Percent full: 99
      Write protected: No
      Is being file shared: No
  ID = 3
    CD-ROM drive
     Driver version: Not available
     Mac OS partitions: 1
     Removable media: Yes
     Vendor: MATSHITA
     Revision number: 2.0e
     Product ID: CD-ROM CR-8024  
     Serial number:

     MkLinux DR3
      Volume format: Mac OS Standard (HFS)
      Size: 632.86 MB
      Space Available: 1.77 MB
      Percent full: 99
      Write protected: Yes
      Is being file shared: No
  ID = 0
    Hard drive
     Driver version: 8.1
     Mac OS partitions: 1
     Removable media: No
     Vendor: QUANTUM
     Revision number: 0F0D
     Product ID: FIREBALL ST4300S
     Serial number: 154720048186
     Unformatted size: 4 GB

     Mac
      Volume format: Mac OS Extended (HFS+)
      Size: 4 GB
      Space Available: 1.38 GB
      Percent full: 65
      Write protected: No
      Is being file shared: No
 Floppy
  No disk inserted
 Video
   Display
    Screen Size (pixels): 1152 x 870
    Grays/Colors: 256
    Resolution (dpi): 72 x 72
    Additional Information: Main screen

 
 
 

1. hdparm and quantum fireball ST3.2A

Dear all,

I have to thank all the people that helped me during the last week to
properly setup my
Pro box. Without your precious help, I think I still would be fightinh
at the first step.

Now, I think I am at the end of the story. Last two questions and I will
not bother you
for (hope) quite a long.

I have hdparm-3.3-0.5.i386.rpm installed on my RedHat 4.2 kernel 2.0.30
gcc version 2.7.2.3.f.1.

Now, I am trying to fine tune my HD. When I run hdparm -i /dev/hda I got

/dev/hda:

 Model=QUANTUM FIREBALL ST3.2A, FwRev=A0F.0800, SerialNo=15372804
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=6256/16/63, TrkSize=32256, SectSize=512, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=3(DualPortCache), BuffSize=81kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
 DblWordIO=no, maxPIO=2(fast), DMA=yes, maxDMA=2(fast)
 CurCHS=6256/16/63, CurSects=6306048, LBA=yes, LBAsects=6306048
 tDMA={min:120,rec:120}, DMA modes: sword0 sword1 sword2 mword0 mword1
*mword2
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, PIO modes: mode3 mode4

Then, I try to run hdparm -t /dev/hda  (If I am correct to check the
performance with
the current HD settings) I got  (hdparm -T gives the same output)

/dev/hda:
could not allocate sharedmem buf: Function not implemented

So, my 2 questions are:

1) What in the hell is wrong in my system that I have to fix to have
hdparm running OK ?
2) Are the current HD settings the most appropriate ?

Thanks,

Luigi

Luigi Cavallo
Dept. of Chemistry
Univ. of Naples
Naples -ITALY-
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