Fdisk disagreas with BIOS over 120GB drive.

Martin nakal at web.de
Tue Aug 19 09:32:39 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 18:13, Siegbert Baude wrote:

> I remember, that I had 
> the same problem with an Samsung SV1204H (also 120GB) and an Abit-BX133. 
> I had to manually insert the correct numbers there. The disk reports 
> 232632/16/63, but due to a small bug in the BIOS, I couldn't choose a 
> cylinder value of 232632. So I used the 14596/255/63 mode. Note, that 
> the sector number in both cases is <=63. The number of cylinders can 
> slightly vary for your IBM disk.

Yes. I have got a Abit mainboard with BX chipset, too. There is 
a strange onboard HPT366 controller which makes my HDD appear as 
ad4. It also reports 56GB instead of 120GB, so it was not difficult 
to trust FreeBSD about the HDD-setting.

I have no problems here so far. I have seen this message from 
your description while installing FreeBSD here, but I ignore it 


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