Using 'incorrect' HD geometry.
sub02 at freeode.co.uk
Wed Mar 15 01:44:27 UTC 2006
Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
>Nowdays, the geometry on the drives seems to be 'virtual' and so
>you should just let the installer/fdisk do what it wants and leave
>it that way. If it doesn't work the way the installer wants to
>then there may be a problem. But if it works, just ignore the warnings.
Thanks Jerry. I'm so paranoid about messing up the other OS on the HD
though. The installer's fdisk suggests an entirely different layout to
everything else I've seen:
Geometry 9729/255/63 = 156296385 sectors (76316 MB)
Offset Size(ST) End Name PType Desc Subtype Flags
0 63 62 - 12 unused 0
63 5981220 5981282 ad0s1 7 fat 11
5981283 13971447 19952729 ad0s2 8 freebsd 165
19952730 5670 19958399 - 12 unused 0
19958400 136337040 156295439 ad0s3 4 extended DOS, LBA 15
156295440 6048 156301487 - 12 unused 0
If I just immediately 'Q'uit the darned thing will it not make any
changes to global drive geometry? It would probably take me several
days to get my win2k installation back to how it is now, if I lost it.
All I really want is for the installer to use the freebsd slice as is.
I'm tempted to just try UPGRADING but mergemaster always confuses me.
More information about the freebsd-questions