----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Peter A. Giessel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)
> Le Vendredi 2 Février 2007 18:46, Peter A. Giessel a écrit :
> > On 2007/02/02 14:39, Peter seems to have typed:
> > > I am installing a new 6.2 STABLE system and I am troubled by the
> > > amount of available disk space I'm getting on one of my IDE
> > > devices:
> > Its in the FAQ:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#MANUF
> I already took account of manufacturer disk size. However, I didn't
> know about the FreeBSD 8% rule which accounts for the discrepancy
> between my disk size of 289 GB and its available space of 266 GB.
> So now my question becomes "Where does FreeBSD get 289 from 305?".
Whall, on Ford small blocks you get a 302 when you bore out a 289, you
could probably go the other direction if you sleeved an old tired
302 block down. ;-)
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