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On Wednesday, January 08, 2003 5:40 PM Stephen Hovey
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> I thought fbsd didnt use the bios when addressing a drive
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> On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Mike Loiterman wrote:
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>> PROBLEM
>> I have an old Compaq machine that I'm trying to install a 20 gig
>> drive into, but it's only recognizing the first 2112MB.  Obviously
>> this is a limitation of the BIOS.  Aside from buying an PCI ATA card
>> (the machine only has one PCI slot and I'm using it for my NIC), is
>> there anyway to get this drive working on the exsisting system?    
>> 
>> 
>> CURRENT SETTINGS
>> Compaq Presario 4504
>> Phoenix BIOS, not sure what version
>> Maxtor Drive, not sure which model since there are no markings on
>> the drive itself Drive is Primary Master and the Cylinder Limitation
>> Jumper is set as well. 
>> 
>> Detection Type:  Auto
>> Cylinders: 4092
>> Heads: 16
>> Sectors 63
>> Multi-Sector Transfers: 16 Sectors
>> LBA Mode Control: Enabled
>> 32 Bit I/O: Disabled
>> Transfer Mode: Fast PIO 4.
>> 
>> I can put the drive into User Detection mode and adjust the
>> Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors myself, but I don't know what settings
>> to use.  
>> 
>> Thanks to all for help.
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I think you're right.  So should I just define the drive correctlt in fdisk?  If so, 
what would be the proper settings.

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