Can FreeBSD handle 300G SATA disk?
boxiao63 at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 14 22:30:16 GMT 2005
Installation on another box, also with 5.4R, went well. So it must be
this particular Dell PowerEdge 750. After moving the disk back,
% sudo newfs /dev/ad3s1d
newfs: /dev/ad3s1d: failed to open disk for writing
% sudo mount /dev/ad3s1d /mnt/a
mount: /dev/ad3s1d: Operation not permitted
But dmesg gives right info so not likely the bios.
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
ad2: 76293MB <Maxtor 6Y080M0/YAR51HW0> [155009/16/63] at ata1-master
ad3: 286168MB <ST3300831AS/3.02> [581421/16/63] at ata1-slave SATA150
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad2s1a
em0: Link is up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
>From: Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu>
>Reply-To: Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu>
>To: Glenn Dawson <glenn at antimatter.net>, Bo Xiao
<boxiao63 at hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Can FreeBSD handle 300G SATA disk?
>Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 16:35:35 -0500
>--On August 14, 2005 1:36:42 PM -0700 Glenn Dawson
><glenn at antimatter.net> wrote:
>>At 10:11 PM 8/13/2005, Bo Xiao wrote:
>>> 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
>>> understand the
>>> geom, 581421/16/63. It thinks it is 36481/255/63. Cant write to
>>> 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,
>>the second one will be a tiny bit smaller, but when you have 300G
>>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 utdallas.edu)
>Adjunct Information Security Officer
>University of Texas at Dallas
>AVIEN Founding Member
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