kern/71813: I get a geometry error on my wd 200gb hd

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Mon Sep 20 05:10:20 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/71813; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon at>
To: Bryan Topscher <btopscher at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: kern/71813: I get a geometry error on my wd 200gb hd
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:02:10 +0200

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 On 2004.09.17 12:53:23 +0000, Bryan Topscher wrote:
 > When I go to install the OS on my Western digital 200gb HD I get a
 > geometry error and the suggested geometry is different than the BIOS
 > says.  When I try to enter the size that the BIOS says the software
 > says that the there are too many cylinders.  And it suggests a smaller
 > number of cylinders and a larger number of sectors.
 Have you tried just to ignore the warning and just install?  I have
 seen the geometry warnings many times and I always just ignore it, and
 I have yet to see problems with regards to it.
 Simon L. Nielsen
 FreeBSD Documentation Team
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