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>To: slug@ai.sri.com
>Subject: MacIvory 3 overwrites its own HD partition - HELP!

>An interesting, and painful problem has developed on the following
>	MacIvory 3, 4MW memory, FPA, Genera 8.1.1
>	MacIntosh IIFX, 40 MB HD, System 7.0.1
>	MacInstor HD, 1GB
>During the last 2 weeks, the above system has trashed the MacInstor HD
>which contains the Ivory FEP0 partition, requiring us to reformat and
>rebuild the HD.  Symptoms of imminent failure are LISP functions
>(pre-defined and user-defined) not working properly, (strange error
>messages, arguments no longer correct).  If the system is shutdown and
>rebooted, the MacInstor Icon is gone from initial screen, and attempts
>to remount it indicate that the disk has a "strange partition table".
>Virus protection is loaded on the Mac, provided in the Macivory
>package.  I believe it is SAM.
>Has anybody heard or encountered a similar problem?  I am
>unfortunately getting to good at re-installing Genera 8.1.1 :-)
>     - R. B. Evans -

   Yes, we've seen the same thing here on MACs running System 7.0.1 on a
MacInstor HD even without Genera loaded. A co-worker of mine purchased a
MacInstor for his MacII at home and it trashed his disk a number of times
after loading System 7.0.1.  He thought System 7.0 was the problem but
finally called the company that produced the MacInstor and they had a patch
that fixed the problem.  When we got some MacInstor's on some of our
MacIvories at work, we were suprised it came with version 7.0.1 without
the patch.  We quickly loaded the patch and haven't experienced any 
problems since.