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]> 
>>> 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]

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