On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 18:18:18 -0600, Mike Loiterman wrote: > > >On Wednesday, January 08, 2003 5:54 PM Stephen Hovey <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >wrote: > >>> I think you're right. So should I just define the drive correctlt in >>> fdisk? If so, what would be the proper settings. >> >> >> usually a drive has em on the drive on something - a sticker/label >> sorta thing with head, cyl, sect, etc > >Ok I found out the proper numbers: >39704 cyls, 16 heads, 63 sectors. > >I defined it that way in the BIOS. > >When I get to the fdisk part of the install I did 'G'. I then set the geometry >according to those numbers and told it to use the entire drive. When I go to define >the slices, though, it still thinks the drive is only 2 gigs. What am I doing wrong?
I had the same trouble with a maxtor driver b4, couldn't figure it out. sometimes they come with a jumper enabled so you only see like 2 gig of a 20 gig drive, _even_ if you tell freebsd the whole geometry. i removed the jumper, and all was well --- doug reynolds | the maverick | [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message