> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Chris > Whitehouse > Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:14 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: formatting disk for FreeBSD : Detecting IDE Primary Master > ... [Press F4 to skip] > > > Nerius Landys wrote: > > > > > > The earler comment about the disk being too big might be the > issue. Update > > the motherboard's BIOS to the latest revision. You may have to do some > > digging to find this for an old motherboard. Tell us if that helps. > > _______________________________________________ > > Some motherboards had an upper limit on hard disk size which I think was > 32gb. Some drives have a jumper to limit the apparent size to 32gb (if > that was the size). >
There have been lots of different limits through the years. The 32GB limit was an Award bios thing. You can read about them here: http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/hard_drive_size_barriers.htm What the original poster needs to do is go and buy a used Promise or other UDMA controller card, insert the card in his PC, turn off the disk controller in BIOS, and use his 80GB disk. Ted _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"