> Does anyone know if there's a limit on the size of disk that
> the shark firmware can support?
I'm not aware of any such.
> I recently bought a 80G laptop drive to put in it, but the firmware
> doesn't seem to be able to see it, and NetBSD install kernel can't find
> it either (I think it just asks the OFW code).
How is the drive partitioned?
I have two sharks, each now equipped with each their own 160GB
laptop drive, one running 5.0_BETA, the other 4.0, both say:
wd0 at atabus0 drive 0: <SAMSUNG HM160HC>
wd0: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA48 addressing
wd0: 149 GB, 310101 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 312581808 sectors
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 5 (Ultra/100)
DNARD Rev. 5, 08:00:2b:81:63:3d , 32 MB memory
Open Firmware Built February 25, 1998 17:19:25
Copyright 1997 FirmWorks All Rights Reserved
For reasons I won't go into here, I don't have the console log
showing the other shark booting, and it's doing pkgsrc bulk
builds, so I don't want to disturb it needlessly.
In my case, I have a separate root partition at the start of the
disk, in my cases 300MB or 1.4GB large.