Installing a second hard disk

Aitor San Juan asanjuan at
Tue Mar 13 17:05:22 UTC 2007

Hi List,

I am trying to install a secondary hard disk in a Intel-based PC
with FreeBSD 5.4

This secondary disk's capacity is 250 Gb. When I enter sysintall
to try to format it and create a slice, FreeBSD says that the
geometry of disk is not correct. I, then, type in the values detected
by the BIOS as suggested, but FreeBSD still complains that those
are not valid. FreeBSD sees the new disk as a disk of approx. 131 GB.

So my question is: where is the problem? Is it that FreeBSD is not
able to recognise such a big disk capacity?

Any hint, suggestion, or web link would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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