Installation Question

Rodrigo Gonzalez rjgonzale at
Sat Sep 27 17:06:35 UTC 2008

Ray Madigan wrote:
> I am trying to move a couple of machines from Suse Linux to FreeBSD and I am
> having an installation issue on the first machine.  I have a 1.8GHZ Pentium
> on an ASUS mainboard.  DUring installation I give the geometry of the drive
> on the machine, a Western Digital WD8000JB, the drive geometry that I find
> on their website 16383/16/63 in FDisk.  The disk was used for the Suse
> installation so the partitions are correct.  So I press Q on the keyboard.
> I go through the installation until I get to DiskLabel and the drive doesn't
> show up on the top of the screen.  The screen is blank except for the
> options section.
> Does anyone know what could be going wrong here.
> Thanks in advance
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The partitions are not correct, you have to delete them and create a 
freebsd slice, after that you will be able to make the partitions

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