Geometry Incorrect on FreeBSD-5.2.1 installation
forrie at forrie.com
Fri Feb 27 16:24:23 PST 2004
I've a SOYO Dragon Platinum Edition motherboard, with SATA drives.
According to FreeBSD's installation process, my geometry is incorrectly
set. So, I did as it asked, rebooted into the BIOS and retrieved the
I selected the "G" command from sysinstall's menu to set the geometry
manually: 38309/16/255 (cyl/hd/sector) and it still insists the figures
are wrong. It's defaulting back to what it believes is correct:
These are 80gb SATA drives. The BIOS is set to run in IDE Enhanced mode
I did a test installation and it worked, except the dreaded GRUB loader
(from a linux test install) keeps coming up (fdisk /mbr does NOT get rid
of it)... I don't know if that's the cause of this problem (doubtful).
Any clues as to what might be wrong? The BIOS is AMI/Phoenix, and is
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