On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Ulf Carlsson wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Alex deVries wrote:
> > > sdb : sector size 0 reperted, assuming 512.
> > > SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1 [0 MB] [0.0 GB]
> > Hm. The 0 MB is what's worrisome, since the kernel doesn't know what kind
> > of disk you have. Can you partition and format that disk properly under
> > Irix?
> Hmm.. I have dropped the harddrive in the floor once :)
Who hasn't? :)
> Well, I get the same error message from the kernel with sda. (those lines
> are identical.. the sda error message is just above the sdb's).
Yup. It sounds like it's a SCSI driver problem. Are you getting the
error message now with .72?
> Can't you please tell me how to partition and format a disk in irix? I
> have no real experience of irix, got this indy last week. But I
> have ofcourse been using linux for a long time :)
You need to use fx, or that cutesy graphical tool that's on the menus.
NB: the latest release on ftp.linux.sgi.com is 2.1.72, not 2.1.82 as I'd
mentioned earlier. Too many numbers...