Can FreeBSD handle 300G SATA disk?

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Sun Aug 14 21:36:19 GMT 2005

--On August 14, 2005 1:36:42 PM -0700 Glenn Dawson <glenn at> 

> At 10:11 PM 8/13/2005, Bo Xiao wrote:
>>   Hi,
>>   Having trouble install a 300G SATA with 5.4 release. HW is Dell
>>   PowerEdge. First disk
>>   is a 80G SATA. All is good. When adding the 300G, sysinstall cant
>>   understand the
>>   geom, 581421/16/63. It thinks it is 36481/255/63. Cant write to the
>>   disk. Even if I
>>   use G to tell it, it still wont take it.
> Both of those geometries specify about the same amount of space, although
> the second one will be a tiny bit smaller, but when you have 300G acouple
> of missing kbytes is no big deal.
I missed the original post, but I'm running a Dell box with 2 300GB SATA 
drives on it, and I had no problems during the install.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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University of Texas at Dallas
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