Big hard disks?
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Apr 27 11:25:03 PDT 2004
On Apr 27, 2004, at 11:52 AM, The Thodes wrote:
> Does FreeBSD support using large hard disks on a machine which does
> not have
> large hard drive support? The machine is an AT&T Globalyst 515
> 24MB RAM, <500MB stock hard drive) and the drive is a Seagate ST38421A
> (8455MB U2).
FreeBSD supports large hard drives, yes, but the problem is that your
BIOS may not be able to boot from the drive. I once had a machine like
that which I hadta bootstrap from floppies each time I rebooted it,
which was a pain but tolerable for a server that stays up continuously.
See whether you can find a BIOS upgrade for your system...
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