SATA problems (Abit IP35-Pro)
itz at mushinsky.net
Fri Mar 14 18:41:07 UTC 2008
On 3/14/08, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
> >If I set SATA controller to AHCI, the system boots (although with some
> >errors), and I was able to install. However, fdisk thinks that the
> >is "incorrect", and insists on a different one
> Sysinstall nearly always says this, and undoubtedly sysinstall is
> nearly* always correct. Ignore it and move on.
> >(it says the drives have
> >476gb rather than 500gb).
> Manufacturers like to make their disks look bigger by using 1000 instead
> of 1024 when scaling Kb to Gb so:
> 476 Gb * 1024 * 1024 = 499122176K bytes
> 500 "Gb" * 1000 * 1000 = 500000000K bytes
> which is near as dammit the same.
> *In ten years of FreeBSD I have seen the warning many times, and seen
> people asking about the warning many, many, many times. What I never
> remember seeing is any case where someone needed to do anything about
> that warning. That doesn't prove anything (my memory is of unknown
> reliability), but you have my word that it's not *that* bad :-)
Thanks. I thought so about the size, just wondered whether there is anything
wrong with the geometry warning. I don't remember encountering it before.
Although I use FreeBSD since 2.x, my last sysinstall was many years ago.
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