ATA HDD installer issue
pascal at blackwillow.giznet.com
Fri Jul 8 17:57:11 GMT 2005
I noticed a similar thing with a similar HD. I went with the FreeBSD
suggestion and it resulted in a corrupted HD. I would just go with the
Disk/BIOS settings. I did that before for other disks and never had issues
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Nyhuis" <cabal at u.washington.edu>
To: <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 7:38 PM
Subject: Q: ATA HDD installer issue
> I am installing FreeBSD 5.4 on a system using a Seagate Barracuda (Model
> ST380011A) 80GB drive. This drive has 38297 cylinders, 16 heads, and 255
> sectors (this is identified both on a label on the drive and by the BIOS
> IDE auto-detect).
> The FreeBSD installer make it to the disk partitioning screen, and
> produces an error stating that my drive parameters are wrong, and that I
> should manually correct them. When I enter the parameters 38297/16/255
> (cylinders/heads/sectors), it tells me that the parameters are wrong and
> refuses to take my input.
> The hardware manual states that the drive parameters for fdisk should be
> what is reported in the BIOS (which they are, in this case).
> John H. Nyhuis
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