SUMMARY: newfs fails on 2Gbyte disk

From: Dave Minnich (
Date: Wed Mar 25 1992 - 19:18:10 CST

Thanks to all who responded: (Shankar Ishwar) (Michael D. Reynolds)
        Hugo.Tafel@West.Sun.COM (Hugo Tafel)
        phillips@athena.Qualcomm.COM (Marc Phillips)
        uunet!fourx.Aus.Sun.COM!kalli!kevin (Kevin Sheehan) (Derik Jarne) (John DiMarco) (Steve Hanson)
        uunet!snowbird.Central.Sun.COM!ldavis!woden!gunn (David Gunn) (Craig Carpenter)

The concensus was that disks larger than 1GB just don't work on 4.1 and only
work on 4.1.1 with a patch. So I upgraded the machine to 4.1.1B and installed
patch 100343-01. Some folks mentioned patch levels ranging from -01 to -04.
Does anyone know the difference between the various patch versions? In any
case, the disk appears to be (superficially, at least) operating correctly.

One responder suggested that patch 100424-01 (SunOS 4.1.1, NFS/fsirand security
fix) might also be necessary, but I have not installed that one.

Again, thanks to all who responded.


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