Installation error. Command returned status 36

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Jun 23 23:54:05 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 01:55:51AM +0300, Viacheslav Chumushuk wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7.0, but I have next problem.
> When installation program write new partitions structure to disc it exits with 
> next error: "Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad1s1a! Command 
> returned status 36".
> And at the start of installation process I have warning about wrong disk 
> geometry.
> My HDD is Segate ST340810A 40Gb, and I was trying write geometry (which I 
> found on its case and in BIOS), but without success.
> The same problem with FreeBSD 6.2 and another my HDD.
> But hardware looks good, because Linux and OpenBSD was installed without any 
> problems.

Probably your best bet is to ignore the geometry stuff and
just let it do its own thing.   Do not try to set the geometry.
In reality, geometry is generally  'virtual' nowdays.


> Thanks for help.
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