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Date:      Wed, 8 Feb 1995 04:44:15 -0500 (EST)
From:      Kim Culhan <>
Subject:   Boot disk unzip crashes
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Installing onto disk with a Buslogic 445C controller I can fdisk and
partition the drive then (P)roceed to start the copy process.

The debug output shows it mkdir'ing several directories, then the last word:

unzipping /stand/sysinstall on hard disk.

At this point it immediately panics, the message:
panic: getnewbuf: inconsistent EMPTY queue

I've had the os loaded and running for a week and then shut it down to
create a dos partition on the scsi drive. This was done because when
running windoze off the IDE drive there were regular ~2 second flashes
on the scsi drive light. Buslogic advised there really isn't a way to
'disable' the harddisk and leave the cdrom enabled, so the best solution
seemed to be to create a small dos (read dummy) partition on the scsi disk.

This was done, but now I can't get past the above problem... :(

Have tried bringing it up again without the dos partition and many
combinations of scsi controller and motherboard cmos parameters but
no luck.

Any help here is very greatly appreciated, especially Buslogic 445c
configuration parameters.

kim culhan


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