ATA over 127 GByte on FBSD 4.8 ?
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Aug 2 03:24:33 GMT 2005
On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 07:40:31PM -0700, Mark Terribile wrote:
> ===I recently replaced smaller drives with a 160G and 250G drives (IDE).
> They were on the Gigabyte motherboard's SiS 963 chipset. I discovered that
> attempts to access anything above 127G resulted in errors:
> pg root:root# dd if=/dev/ad6 of=/dev/null bs=2k skip=51200000
> dd: /dev/ad6: Input/output error
> 1261767+0 records in
> 1261767+0 records out
> 2584098816 bytes transferred in 795.559900 secs (3248151 bytes/sec)
> pg root:root#
> ===and (from the console and /var/log/messages)
> Aug 1 21:58:09 moleend /kernel: ad6: hard error reading fsbn 419694136 of
> 7068-209847071 (ad6 bn 419694136; cn 26124 tn 191 sn 43) status=59 error=40
> ===On the assumption that the problem was in the controller, I purchased a
> Promise Ultra 133 TX2; the result was the same.
> ===I'm on 4.8, and I'd prefer to have these disks working BEFORE any upgrade.
> If the upgrade must be to 5.X, then I really^3 want to have these disks
> working first. (They're not my primary drives; I use them for rotating
> backup and large projects. My primary drives are nice, well-behaved,
> >expensive< SCSI drives.)
Try 4.11 if you don't want to make the leap to 5.x - it's unlikely
that anyone will be able to help you if the problem is in 4.8 itself.
4.11 can definitely access >127GB.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20050801/3a093d74/attachment.bin
More information about the freebsd-questions