Old Computer + New HD

nw1 network101 at covad.net
Sat Nov 8 21:57:34 PST 2003

If I remember correctly, FreeBSD (itself) doesn't use information from the BIOS.  Frees
should be able to see the entire HDD.  If you get geometry warnings when you attempt to
slice the drive, use an hdd utility to give you the correct geometry.

You may want to compare my suggestion with other suggestions or feedback.
I hope that helps you.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "fallenbr" <fallenbr at uol.com.br>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 12:42 AM
Subject: Old Computer + New HD


I need to use an 80GB hard disk on my
old computer, which can only detect
HDs smaller than 8GB.

Does anyone have any advice?

How about using one of these IDE to
USB racks from ViPower
(www.vipower.com)? Do they work on
FreeBSD? If so, will my HD work fine
with it?


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