Hi everyone. I am having trouble adding a IDE 300 GB Maxtor to my 6.0 system. It is recognized as ad2. Here is dmesg:
ad0: 39205MB <Maxtor 6K040L0 NAR61HA0> at ata0-master UDMA133 ad1: 190782MB <Seagate ST3200826A 3.03> at ata0-slave UDMA100 ad2: 286188MB <Maxtor 6L300R0 BAJ41G20> at ata1-master UDMA133 I want to devote the entire disk to FreeBSD and use a single slice and partition and mount it on directory /images. This is what happened: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad2 bs=1k count=64 64+0 records in 64+0 records out 65536 bytes transferred in 0.005377 secs (12188086 bytes/sec) # fdisk -B -I /dev/ad2 ******* Working on device /dev/ad2 ******* fdisk: invalid fdisk partition table found fdisk: Geom not found # bsdlabel -w -B /dev/ad2s1 # fdisk ad2 ******* Working on device /dev/ad2 ******* parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are: cylinders=581463 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl) Figures below won't work with BIOS for partitions not in cyl 1 parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are: cylinders=581463 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl) Media sector size is 512 Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1 Information from DOS bootblock is: The data for partition 1 is: sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD) start 63, size 586114641 (286188 Meg), flag 80 (active) beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1; end: cyl 854/ head 15/ sector 63 The data for partition 2 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 3 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 4 is: <UNUSED> # bsdlabel ad2s1 # /dev/ad2s1: 8 partitions: # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] a: 586114625 16 unused 0 0 c: 586114641 0 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't edit Now shouldn't I have some values in the first (a:) row? Anyway, when I try to create a filesystem with newfs I get an error: # newfs /dev/ad2s1a ..., 450493504, 450869856, 451246208,newfs: wtfs: 65536 bytes at sector 451622560: Input/output error Now please let me know if my method is sound. I feel the drive size is not being properly recognized and that the last command is trying to write past the edge of the disk. I would also like to not be using s1a but s1e instead. Furthermore, the docs  for this drive say that an 80-wire cable is required. I didn't have one handy so I had to use a 40-wire cable. Could this be causing the trouble? Thanks for any insights (I have a hell of a time working with disks on FreeBSD). -- Peter  http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menuitem.5d2b41d3cef51dfe29dd10a191346068/?channelpath=/en_us/Support/Product%20Support/Desktop%20Storage/DiamondMax%20Family/DiamondMax%2010 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"