On 3/14/08, Alex Zbyslaw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
>
> >If I set SATA controller to AHCI, the system boots (although with some
> ACPI
> >errors), and I was able to install. However, fdisk thinks that the
> geometry
> >is "incorrect", and insists on a different one
> >
> Sysinstall nearly always says this, and undoubtedly sysinstall is
> nearly* always correct.  Ignore it and move on.
>
> >(it says the drives have
> >476gb rather than 500gb).
> >
> Manufacturers like to make their disks look bigger by using 1000 instead
> of 1024 when scaling Kb to Gb so:
>
>    476 Gb * 1024 * 1024   = 499122176K bytes
>
>    500 "Gb" * 1000 * 1000 = 500000000K bytes
>
> which is near as dammit the same.
>
> --Alex
>
> *In ten years of FreeBSD I have seen the warning many times, and seen
> people asking about the warning many, many, many times.  What I never
> remember seeing is any case where someone needed to do anything about
> that warning.  That doesn't prove anything (my memory is of unknown
> reliability), but you have my word that it's not *that* bad :-)
>
>
>
>
Thanks. I thought so about the size, just wondered whether there is anything
wrong with the geometry warning. I don't remember encountering it before.
Although I use FreeBSD since 2.x, my last sysinstall was many years ago.
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