2 GIG disk problem

2 GIG disk problem

Post by Michael J. Davis Jr » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



I am having some real problems with installing NetBSD 1.1 on a 2.1 GIG 7200rpm
SCSI2 disk.  I have previously installed NetBSD1.0 and 1.1 on two different
machines, so it is not lack of installation knowledge.  

It seems that I am unable to 'newfs' the disk.  It claims write errors.  However,
I have successfully run 'dd' to copy some information to the disk.

At this point, I am at a loss.

It has been suggested that the BIOS may be the problem, but that is not it, as the
BIOS is pretty new.

The only other suggestion I got was that possibly the disk was too fast.  I don't
know how much credit to give to this.

my relevant system specs are as follows

        486DX4/100
        16 Meg of ram
        Adaptec 1522A SCSII controller

Thanks in adavance for any help you can give

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