who's right? sysinstall or the bios

Björn König bkoenig at cs.tu-berlin.de
Wed Aug 17 09:39:12 GMT 2005

dick wrote:

> So here's my dilemma:
> fbsd values: 30401/255/16 gives 238472MB (almost ok)
> bios values: 65535/255/16 gives 514072MB (totally wrong)
> What to do?
> Can the bios be so wrong?
> What must I do?
> The drive will also hold a copy of Win98se and WinXP/pro and I don't want any faults to happen by chosing the wrong values.

Make a backup. Leave the BIOS untouched, install FreeBSD and ignore all 

Is the BIOS aware of handling large drives? (>128 GB)

I usually set the value to "auto" in the BIOS and I never had any problems.


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