Installing on large disk
ABabiy at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 26 07:36:47 UTC 2007
On March 25, 2007, freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org wrote:
> John C Nolen wrote:
> > I have a 40 GB hard disk that was made in 2001 with windows xp
> > installed on a 20 GB partition. BIOS setup says 19158 cylinders, 16
> > heads and 255 sectors.
> > I want to install freeBSD on the second 20 GB partition. All the
> > instructions seem to refer to small disks, as they appear to require
> > cylinders less than 1023.
> > Sysinstall appears to require cylinders less than 1023. Did I miss
> > something?
> > Is it possible to install BSD as a dual operating system with windows
> > xp on a disk larger than 8 GB ?
> > Am I trying to do something impossible?
> > Should I just ignore warnings and type in 1023 when asked about
> > cylinders?
> > If I uninstall the windows xp can I put freeBSD on one big 40GB
> > partition?
> > I could not find any information on this in handbook or FAQ.
> Yes, just ignore the cylinder warnings..
> Interesting thing is that I never got those and I have installed FBSD on
> multiple 80GB disks :).
I had this problem a long time ago, when the FreeBSD 3.3 was current. Those
instructions refer to those days I think. Do you install 6.2? Where are
you asked to type the cylinder info? What kind of an installation do you
do? Usually, defaults in sysinstall would be fine.
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