disk geometry confussion
Alex de Kruijff
freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Thu Oct 7 12:23:41 PDT 2004
On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 02:30:51PM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> piotr.smyrak at heron.pl wrote:
> >Please enlighten me. What way I should follow?
> First, make sure you've updated your machine to the most recent BIOS.
> Next, check the BIOS config about your disk drives, and if there exists an
> option to allow you to choose LBA mode rather than C/H/S, use LBA mode.
> NeXT, try using MS-DOS fdisk to create a small DOS partition. The re-run
> the FreeBSD installation, which now ought to see the partition table as
> your system wants it. Don't try to re-enter the partition table info
> yourself unless you know exactly what you are doing.
> If this doesn't work, provide more details (which version of FreeBSD, what
> you computer hardware is, and what your partition table looks like).
I have had the same problem with FreeBSD-5.2, WD 250G. Windows would
install fine, but FreeBSD gave problems with fdisk. I finaly reached a
solution afther trying lot of things, but never knew what I did.
Please copy the original recipients, otherwise I may not read your reply.
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