newfs fails on 300GB HDD

Justin P. Michel justin at
Sun Apr 9 15:17:03 UTC 2006


I'm having a slight problem with a 300GB IDE (Maxtor) HDD.  Basically, I've
run the drive on the system through a complete low-level format and test
with the PowerMAX tools, which passed fine.  The BIOS recognizes and
auto-detects the drive okay as well.

However, in trying to install FreeBSD 6.0, it goes through the partition
section okay, and then the slice section okay (trying to use a full slice on
the drive as /dumpdata), the mount fails, and on the alternate screen it
shows newfs failing.

Is there a special way to get this drive to work?  Does someone have
experience with a similar setup that may shed some light my way?  I feel
like a beginner all over again. : P



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