Re: ext2 problems on fast-wide SCSI-2 (fwd)

Atakan Gurkan (
Mon, 6 May 1996 11:28:25 +0300 (EET DST)

Ya assagida bir seyler var. Sanki daha once listede yazilanlarla
celisiyor gibi geldi. Bi' baksak.

sevgi, saygi, yeni bir kasam var :-) ...

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Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 08:31:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mishelle Bradford <>

> It's a P150 (Tyan Tempest II) with 64MB RAM, a DPT PM2124W Fast/Wide
> SCSI-2 controller, a Fujitsu M2934QA 4GB F/W SCSI-2 drive that's been
> partitioned to have sda1 as a 300-odd MB root partition and sda4 as a
> 32MB swap partition, and a 3c595 Ethercard.

Swap partitions can only be a max of 16MB in size, last I heard, and there
can be a total of 8 swap partitions.

The wide scsi might be problematic too... I don't think Adaptec 2940 wide
is supported, but maybe the DPT PM2124W is.

> I'm open to any suggestions---I kind of went out on a limb suggesting
> a Linux box rather than a SS20, and I must admit I'm feeling sort of
> foolish right now. Fortunately, I'm not under terrifically heavy
> deadline pressure to get this deployed.

Don't know how many of the errors you are getting are due to the swap
space size being too large, but hopefully most or all will be resolved
by reducing it and adding another to make a total of 32MB. Also, did
you set the swap space type to 82 in fdisk?

I wish you luck... I believe you made a good choice of systems.