tompad at tin.it
Wed May 12 04:40:36 PDT 2004
Hi there: my name is Thomas and I'm a complete FreeBSD newbie, a nightmare for you, I guess... I'm trying to install your last version of FBSD but I keep on encountering a problem which 15 years spent with DOS and Windows don't help me to solve: at a point during installation I'm told roughly what follows
warning: a geometry of 77578/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect......... use the (G)eometry command......
you need to enter whatever your Bios thinks the geometry is! For IDE it's what you were told in the Bios setup.............
well, the Bios tells me my disk is cyl 19166 h 16 sect 255, so I tried to enter these values using the G command, but it didn't work, the message above appeared again (with the new values). My disk is a simple 40Gb Maxtor and the Bios appears to read it correctly...
Could you please give me a hand? No hurry at all, of course, I'm just learning...
If you need more precise information about processor, RAM and so on, just let me know.
Thanks a lot
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