Lorin Lund <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have a Compaq Presario Notebook in the V2000 series. > I just replaced the hard drive because the original was getting > disk errors. > > I have a WD Scorpio 120 GB. When I try to load FreeBSD I get an > error message when I get to the partition the disk stage. It > says my disk geometry is wrong. It says I need to use whatever > numbers my BIOS uses. But my BIOS doesn't show the disk geometry > numbers anywhere I can see. How can I proceed? How can I find > out what disk geometry to use?
One method, which I think may be mentioned in the Handbook, is to boot the Windows install CD (that presumably came with the Presario) and use its fdisk to create a small partition. You don't need to actually install Windows, just create a partition as if you were going to install it. Then boot the FreeBSD CD and sysinstall will figure out the geometry from the Windows master boot record. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"