maximum hard drive capacity supported?
fernan at iib.unsam.edu.ar
Mon Aug 30 09:32:11 PDT 2004
+----[ Subhro <subhro.kar at gmail.com> (30.Aug.2004 12:23):
thanks for your reply,
| > I'm now confused on the extent to which FreeBSD uses or
| > relies on the BIOS. I know that for PnP Windows does rely on
| > the BIOS, and it seems to me that FreeBSD does not.
| No thats not true. The BIOS is like a guide which introduces to the OS
| the different hardware available to the system. So even FreeBSD needs
| the BIOS to start the games up.
| > With respect to this particular issue (max hard drive
| > capacity supported): is the BIOS limiting here?
| As you guessed, the limiting factor is your mo bo BIOS and not
| FreeBSD. How old is your BIOS? Generally any BIOS newer than 2 yrs can
| support upto 120G drives without any problems.
the latest update to this BIOS is from Oct, 2000 (vba-2bab,
according to Soyo:
there are no newer updates for this mobo.
| You could check the motherboard manufacturer site for the exact size
| of hdd that is supported but don't bet your house on it ;-)
Hmm, I couldn't even find this info. That's why I asked.
This does not seem to be mentioned anywhere ... I could try
and see ... but I don't want to spend my time and my
vendor's time trying disks, getting them back to the store,
and so on. Currently I'm using 26 GB disks and had no
I already had sent and email to Soyo, but the answer will
take a day or two.
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