Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Mon Jan 19 08:30:14 PST 2004
On Monday 19 January 2004 10:03 am, Quinn Ellis wrote:
> Hello all.
> I have a 120gig drive i'm trying to install freeBSD onto the end of.
> i have two 51gig windows slices, and one unformatted slice of 10gig.
> FreeBSD is reporting this as only about 5 gig, after it recommends its own
> settings. I have tried to set it as per the BIOS, but this doesn't seem to
> Any ideas.
The advertised 120GB is measured using the marketing standard (those damned
marketers) of 1 Kilobyte = 1,000 bytes -- not 1Kilobyte = 1,024 bytes; so
you'll never get a full 120GB under any operating system. You can confirm
this by reading the small print on various hard drives' retail boxes. It
looks like your system is seeing a total of 117GB, which is what I'm getting
Sorry for the bad news,
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