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  1. mkfs problem!!

    Hello.
    I'm have a problem installing Minix 3.
    "part" give me an diferent geometry parameters of hd.
    "mkfs" halt the system.

    ¡Help!
    (Sorry for the bad English)

    P.D.:
    installing minix 3 in hdc1 (using linux notation?)
    disk size: 4GB
    part size: 1GB (first partition)


  2. Re: mkfs problem!!

    All,

    > I'm have a problem installing Minix 3.
    > "part" give me an diferent geometry parameters of hd.
    > "mkfs" halt the system.
    >
    > ¡Help!
    > (Sorry for the bad English)
    >
    > P.D.:
    > installing minix 3 in hdc1 (using linux notation?)
    > disk size: 4GB
    > part size: 1GB (first partition)


    I'm afraid there's no way to help with so little information.

    "part" giving you the different geometry warning shouldn't matter
    to Minix. (But caveat emptor.)

    What do you mean with mkfs halting the system?

    =Ben



  3. Re: mkfs problem!!

    Hello, here my steps:

    Make a partition using Linux
    Command: cfdisk /dev/hdc
    (Output in Spanish: Cab=Head, Sec=Sector, Cil=Cylinder, inicio=begin,
    final=last, Despl=Offset, Longitud=Length)

    Unidad de disco: /dev/hdc
    Tamaño: 4311465984 bytes, 4311 MB
    Cabezas: 16 Sectores por pista: 63 Cilindros: 8354
    (Heads) (Sectors per track) (Cylinders)

    [Imprimir sectores]
    Primer Ultimo Tipo
    sector sector Despl Longitud sist (ID)
    Indicador
    Nº Tipo 0 2999807 63 2999808 Minix (81)
    Ninguno
    1 Primaria 2999808 8420831 0 5421024 Espacio libre
    Ninguno

    [Imprimir tabla]

    - inicio - - final - Comienzo Numero
    Nº Ind Cab Sec Cil ID Cab Sec Cil sector sectores
    1 0x00 1 1 0 0x81 15 63 1023 63 2999745
    2 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
    3 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
    4 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0

    Reboot machine, load Minix 3 from CD.
    Dump of kernel environment strings set by boot monitor.
    rootdev=256
    ramimagedev=512
    ramsize=0
    processor=686
    bus=at
    video=vga
    chrome=color
    memory=800:92970,100000:56E0000
    image=/boot/image/image
    disable=inet
    cdproberoot=1
    bootcd=1

    Run setup, choices: Full install, in c0d2p0. Select auto mode.
    Auto mode someone sucessfull, someone no.
    If no, type expert.
    This is the screen for part:

    Device --first-- --geom/last-- --sectors-- Kb
    /dev/c0d2 Cyl Head Sec Cyl Head Sec Base Size
    522 256 63
    Num Sort Type 0 0 0 522 _31_ 62 0 8420832 4210416
    0* p0 81 MINIX 0 1 0 185 255 62 63 2999745 1499872
    1 p1 00 None 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
    2 p2 00 None 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
    3 p3 00 None 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0

    _XX_ numbers are highlighted in the screen.
    (The disk geometry is wrong?, Linux give the correct geometry of the
    disk, according with the BIOS)


    Without any changes out of part. (Sometimes write to disk, sometimes
    change numbers but alltimes sistem HALT later).

    Chose c0d2p0 for Minix install.
    Chose Full (69MB?) Minix install.
    Chose for /home 180MB
    For blocks? 4KB.

    When the program run mkfs in c0d2p2 the system HALT.
    No keyboard led change, no keyboard respond, no sound? for the HD (no
    rotation). Led of HD is allways on.
    Wait, 20, 30 minutes (only one time).
    Reboot PC.
    Load Minix.
    Chose expert.
    Part screen is the same (above?).
    In c0d2p0 part show:

    Device --first-- --geom/last-- --sectors-- Kb
    /dev/c0d2p0 Cyl Head Sec Cyl Head Sec Base Size
    522 256 63
    Num Sort Type 0 _1_ 0 185 255 62 63 2999745 1499872
    0* p0 81 MINIX 0 _1_ _1_ 2 _9_ _8_ 64 32768 16384
    1 p1 81 MINIX 2 _9_ _9_ 24 _228_ _35_ 32832 36864 184320
    2 p2 81 MINIX 24 _228_ _36_ 185 255 62 401472 2598336 1299168
    3 p3 00 None 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0

    ( _XX_ numbers are highlighted in the screen)

    Exit from part.
    Run fsck /dev/c0d2p0s0. Work. (Sometimes need repair)
    Run fsck /dev/c0d2p0s1. Sometimes work (need repair)
    If no work, type mkfs -B 4096 /dev/c0d2p0s1.
    1 of 10, .., the system HALT, else filesystem is created.
    Run fsck /dev/c0d2p0s2.
    Print: root inode is not a directory (ino = 1, mode = 0).
    Here run mkfs -B 4096 /dev/c0d2p0s2. The system HALT!!.

    ---
    Here my problem.
    Time (intented?) install minix: four days!!
    I can install Minix 3 in one disk 256MB, but for conect it i need
    disconnect hda (Linux/W98) and hdb (Data).
    Whit this sistem i change c0 to at (default for man), to bios, xt,
    esdi..., at_wini no change (need bios_wini?)
    Run part in c0d2, and mkfs in c0d2p0s2.
    I change numbers in part (for no highlight).
    Alltimes the system HALT!!


    JMPC.


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