Can FreeBSD handle 300G SATA disk?

Bo Xiao boxiao63 at
Mon Aug 15 00:07:18 GMT 2005

   Right on, Chad!

   Some other folks set it on. I know where to check next time. Thank you
   for the help!

   Bo Xiao

   >From: "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" <chad at>
   >To: Bo Xiao <boxiao63 at>
   >CC: freeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions at>
   >Subject: Re: Can FreeBSD handle 300G SATA disk?
   >Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 17:20:33 -0600
   >On Aug 14, 2005, at 4:30 PM, Bo Xiao wrote:
   >>   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
   >>   %
   >Does the box you are trying this on have a SECURELEVEL set?
   >kern_securelevel="3"  (or 2 or other number)
   >After one of the secure levels, you cannot open disks for writing.
   >You will have to reset it to NO and reboot and do what you need.
   >Read in the handbook for exact details, which I cannot remember now
   >(like at which secure level this takes effect)
   >Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
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   >chad at

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