On March 25, 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > John C Nolen wrote: > > I have a 40 GB hard disk that was made in 2001 with windows xp > > installed on a 20 GB partition. BIOS setup says 19158 cylinders, 16 > > heads and 255 sectors. > > I want to install freeBSD on the second 20 GB partition. All the > > instructions seem to refer to small disks, as they appear to require > > cylinders less than 1023. > > Sysinstall appears to require cylinders less than 1023. Did I miss > > something? > > Is it possible to install BSD as a dual operating system with windows > > xp on a disk larger than 8 GB ? > > Am I trying to do something impossible? > > Should I just ignore warnings and type in 1023 when asked about > > cylinders? > > If I uninstall the windows xp can I put freeBSD on one big 40GB > > partition? > > I could not find any information on this in handbook or FAQ. > > Yes, just ignore the cylinder warnings.. > > Interesting thing is that I never got those and I have installed FBSD on > multiple 80GB disks :). > > -Garrett
I had this problem a long time ago, when the FreeBSD 3.3 was current. Those instructions refer to those days I think. Do you install 6.2? Where are you asked to type the cylinder info? What kind of an installation do you do? Usually, defaults in sysinstall would be fine. Andriy _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"