Installing a second hard disk

Derek Ragona derek at
Tue Mar 13 21:21:56 UTC 2007

Check your BIOS and possibly update the BIOS.  Also low-level format the 
disk to ensure there is nothing on the disk causing any issues.


At 12:05 PM 3/13/2007, Aitor San Juan wrote:
>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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