Old Computer + New HD

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Sun Nov 9 09:25:47 PST 2003

On Sun,  9 Nov 2003 03:42:36 -0200
"fallenbr" <fallenbr at uol.com.br> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

If it supports atleast ata33 you should be fine. Afaik freebsd does not bother
with what the bios thinks. You may run in to trouble booting possible... but
will probally befine as long as the first slice and the like is the one that is
being booted... may possibly be a good idea to keep it under 8GB...

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