I've got a Maxtor of 60GB as primary master. My geometry is wrongly reported by the installation program, it reports a geometry of 119108/16/63 while the BIOS reports one of 1024/240/63.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe this is a long-time bug in the installer. I've installed several times seeing this error and never had a problem. However, to be safe you could always manually specify the geometry of your disk in the fdisk utility during install. I think this has nothing to do since I'm planning to have
FreeBSD as the only OS of the machine, but you never know... These errors are shown just after I leave the partition editor, when they give the warning of making Back ups. Then the 'Writing partitions; message is shown and then the last one that says: "Unable to make new root filesystem on /dev/ad0s1a! Command returned status 36"
I'm confused. At what point are you pressing Alt-F2? There isn't any point during the installation, that I can think of, that requires you hitting Alt-F2. Though, in reference the short error message above, I would first recommend verifying the checksum of your ISO and then reburning it - start with the simple things :). -David -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# fortune Happiness is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"