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

        16 Meg of ram
        Adaptec 1522A SCSII controller

Thanks in adavance for any help you can give

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