NetBSD Problem Report #21293

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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 20:14:01 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: boot partition too full, cannot install
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>Number:         21293
>Category:       port-sgimips
>Synopsis:       boot partition too full, cannot install
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-sgimips-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 23 20:15:04 +0000 2003
>Last-Modified:  Sun Apr 30 09:16:10 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Doug McLean
>Release:        NetBSD-1.6 current as of April 2003
SGI MIPS IP22, R4600
	While NetBSD's sysinit was trying to format the partitions, it
	tried to run /usr/mdec/sgivol -f -w /usr/mdec/boot boot /dev/sd0,
	but showed an error saying something like:

	sgivol is 500000 bytes
	no space left

	This seems to only happen with used SGI Hard drives that
	ran IRIX on them.  According to the port-sgimips developer,
	IRIX crams the boot partition with a lot of data, so there's
	no room left for anything else.

	From the sysinit installation menu, I went into the shell
	and ran this command:

	/usr/mdec/sgivol -d /dev/sd0

	This cleared out the boot partition and the installation
	proceeded normally!

Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-sgimips-maintainer->soren 
Responsible-Changed-By: perry 
Responsible-Changed-When: Wed Apr 23 23:28:29 UTC 2003 
Soren is the sgimips maintainer. 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: soren->port-sgimips-maintainer 
Responsible-Changed-By: soren 
Responsible-Changed-When: Sat Mar 27 13:21:30 UTC 2004 
Back to the role account. 

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