Unable to install on large hard drive
bsd at kelleycows.com
Sat Nov 26 07:35:45 GMT 2005
Up until now, I've installed FreeBSD on smaller drives (< 15 gig), but I
recently had to replace the HD in my windows machine, so I got a larger
hard drive with the idea of installing fBSD on it as well and dual
booting that machine.
The motherboard is an Asus A7V133, and the hard drive is a Maxtor
4D040H2 40 gig HD. The motherboard supports LBA, so I'm led to believe
(though googling) that the HD size isn't a problem. fBSD correctly
recognizes the HD when booting. I am attempting to install FreeBSD
6.0-Release, I haven't tried any of the 5.x versions to see if the
results are the same.
I have a small partition for the windows system that is 5 gig, a large
partition for programs and data that is 18 gig, and around 15 gig left
for fBSD. The installer squawks about the drive geometry, and says it
will use a more sane geometry. I set up the slices and it doesn't
squawk about writing them, and then attempts to install the system. I
immediately get an error "Write failure on transfer!" and it can't seem
to write anything to the drive.
The good news is, it isn't harming my windows partitions. I can easily
boot back into windows and everything there works.
I did look through the manual and searched a bit on google, but I'm not
having much luck finding even suggestions of what to try. Does anyone
have any suggestions?
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