FreeBSD, 160GB HD, and a Bios limitation

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Thu Nov 22 11:33:01 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 02:27 -0700, Christoper Tucker wrote:
> Hi there
> I have a 600mhz PIII computer with an older BIOS that will not recognize
> my 160GB new HD that I installed for use with FreeBSD.
> I can install FBSD if I limit the drive to 32GB, but before I settle with
> that, is there a way I can access the entire drive ... perhabs by using a
> smaller drive to install on, then by mounting the larger drive? Or is
> there a way I can do this by booting off a floppy/CD/compactflash media?
> Thanks for any response!
> Chris
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Hi Chris,
Update your BIOS. A lot of motherboards have BIOS upgrades that add
support for larger drives.

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