Old Computer + New HD

Simon Barner barner at in.tum.de
Sun Nov 9 17:08:47 PST 2003

> 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?

I can confirm what Erik wrote: I got a shiny new 120G hard disk the
other day. The only way to make it work was not to enable it in the BIOS
and let FreeBSD do the rest. You will certainly need a hard drive that
is compatible with your BIOS for your root partition.

If you more specific information, then you should post which motherboard,
chipset, BIOS you have and which hard disk you intend to use.

You should also check the hardware notes:


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