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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 1995 08:38:15 -0800
From:      Nate Williams <>
To:        Jason Boerner <>,
Subject:   Re: Install Problem With SCSI Controller...
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: Jason Boerner <> "Install Problem With SCSI Controller..." (Feb  6, 12:57am)

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> We just purchased a DEC PC XL 590 and picked up a copy of the January 94 
> CD release from Walnut Creek.
> When I attempt to boot from boot.flp I recieve the following message:
> fd0c: hard error reading Fsbn 16 of 16-31
> (ST0 40<abnrml> ST1 4<sec_not_fnd> ST2 10<wrong_cl> cyl 0 hd 0 sec 17)
> Panic...
> At which point the system re-boots.

You have a bad spot on the floppy.  Get a new floppy disk and *make* sure
it doesn't have any bad spots on it when you format it.  Then, when
you rawrite it to the floppy you should have no problems.

> This machine would appear to have the SCSI controller integrated to the 
> Motherboard.  However, it ships with drivers from NCR (For both DOS, NT, 
> OS/2 and NCR SCO UNIX).

FreeBSD supports it w/out problems.  OSCS and I believe Jaye have run FreeBSD
on those boxes at MSU.


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