Installer login broken (ncurse?)

Jasse Jansson jasse at
Sun Mar 20 12:54:20 PST 2005

On Mar 20, 2005, at 9:01 PM, Matthew Dillon wrote:

:First of all, the installer looks fine.
:But I can not format the hard drive.
:newfs /dev/da1s1a times out, and the log reports
:'write error: 80
:->>> Exit status: 36'
:The CD boots from an ide cd-rw unit, and the target
:disk is a scsi disk, scsi id 1, attached to the mpt1 device.
:Is using scsi hard drives a known issue?
    No, it should work... run the 'dmesg' command (login as root on one
    of the other virtual consoles).
I selected the whole disk for dfly, and formatting went fine.

I have even successfully installed working boot loader
(the F1-F5 prompt to select what partition to boot from)
to both disks, and it works fine.
In dmesg, I get seven of:

WARNING: da0 si_iosize_max=0, using DFLTPHYS

for both da0 and da1.

Then five of:

WARNING: #da/0x2000a si_iosize_max=0, using DFLTPHYS

On the first virtual console (I presume it's stderr) there is
plenty of error messages, they look like this:
SE32 0xda9d2ab8: Addr=0x73951000 FlagsLenght=0xd5000700
(I only copied he last one)

Here is a screenshot from an earlier attempt:

I have no idea what's wrong, Solaris works just fine with both disks.


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