WARNING: a geometry of 77545/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect

Pavel Duda element at email.cz
Fri Jun 9 07:48:41 UTC 2006

justin schlingmann wrote:
> Hello,
> I`m trying to install freebsd 6.1 from an iso i fetched from
> ftp.uk.freebsd.org.
> I get the following meassage:
> WARNING: a geometry of 77545/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect uing a more likely
> geometry.
> If this geometry is incorrect or you are unshure wether or not it`s correct,
> please consult the hardware guide
> in the documentation submenu or use the geaometry command to change it now.

This should be no problem. I had same warnings when installing 6.0 & 6.1 
and everything is OK (so far :-)).

> There seems to be a problem with my harddisk but i am not shure what it is.
> I also get the following message when i try to fetch my distributions from
> cdrom.
> "write failurer on transfer"

Have you properly created partitions and mount points for your system ? 
I remember I've seen something like this when trying to install on disk 
where mount points were not specified.

> maybe someone can help me figuring out the problem is.
> Installing freebsd 5.5 goes wthout a problem.
> Thanks,
> Justin.
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