wd0: Format error in bad sector file
Which I'm thinking ties back to geometry.
I'll have to find a way to nicely re-create a Connor disk that has a disktab for 386BSD to make a 'like like' install, which didn't work. I think the only way out will be to make some disks, and boot it on a real pc with a hard disk that I've used to image Xenix and see if any emulator will load the disk image.
Another hint from usenet
h...@pegasus.com (Huy Dinh) writes: >Has anybody gotten the 386BSD 0.0 to boot off a Maxtor LXT213A IDE >harddrive? I've managed to boot off the floppy, create a disktab >entry for the drive, label it, and newfs the a and h partition. I >do get error messages saying that there's a format error in the >bad track table and an occasional extra-interrupt error. However, I dont know about the rest, but the bad format track error comes from your disktab entry. If the drive is 1001 cylc (like mine) you have to create a disk tab saying that is is 996 cylc. disktab/mkfs know that they can go 5 cylcs beyond the value in the disktab entry. So in your case if your drive ONLY has 1001 then disktab/mkfs was trying to format cylcs 1002 to 1006 thus producing an error.