Problems install NetBSD 1.0

Problems install NetBSD 1.0

Post by *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- » Tue, 14 Mar 1995 11:09:27

I am having problems installing NetBSD 1.0.  The kernel disk seems to load ok,
but when I try using the install (file system) disk, I get the following lines,
which seem to cause other errors, ending in the lockup of the system:

aha0 targ 0 lun 0: <unknownunknowngarbage> SCSI0 direct fixed
sd0 at scsibus0sd0: mode sense (4) returned nonsense; using ficticious geometry

My system information is as follows:

Gateway 2000 486DX2/66 PCI w/ 16 megs of RAM
Diamond Viper PCI video card w/ 2 megs VRAM
Adaptec 1542C scsi controller
Seagate ST3600N scsi HD
Toshiba XM3501B external quad-spin scsi cd-rom drive
Colorado Memory Systems Jumbo 250 tape backup
U.S. Robotics 28.8 internal modem
3Com 3C509 ethernet card

I am using the correct install disk (kcaha) which supposedly has the Adaptec
drivers necessary for my system.  My controller is set at the proper address
of 0x330.  I originally thought it might be a problem with the boot sector of
my HD, so I low-level formatted it, and the problem still persists.  I already

me.  If any of you have ideas, I would greatly appreciate them.  Thank you.


Problems install NetBSD 1.0

Post by Yoav Yerushal » Tue, 14 Mar 1995 12:17:19

Well, I have a very similar setup to yours sitting on my desk at work
and i got the same problem. The first thing I did was try a -current
kernel, which got past the initial mode sense error, and got all the
way to the "mounting sd0a" when it failed (panics). This might be a
function of a slightly crufty HD, so I'd suggest you try booting with
a -current kernel, and if it works for you.. could you tell me?


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