Fdisk disagreas with BIOS over 120GB drive.
stickney at ece.arizona.edu
Tue Aug 19 01:18:22 PDT 2003
Fdisk (using /stand/sysinstall) disagrees with the values my bios is
reporting. My BIOS reports that my 120GB drive has this geometry: 59131
Cylendars, 16 Heads, and 255 sectors. The drive is an IBM deskstar. When i
try to enter the correct geometry, Fdisk gives me the message below.
WARNING: A geometry of 59131/16/255 for ad2 is incorrect. Using
a more likely geometry. If this geometry is incorrect or you
are unsure as to whether or not it's correct, please consult
the Hardware Guide in the Documentation submenu or use the
(G)eometry command to change it now.
Remember: you need to enter whatever your BIOS thinks the
geometry is! For IDE, it's what you were told in the BIOS
setup. For SCSI, it's the translation mode your controller is
using. Do NOT use a ``physical geometry''.
[ OK ]
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I am running freebsd 5.0.
Thank you for you help,
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