On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 05:57:47PM +0300, Michael Soboleff wrote: > I have 40Gb IBM IDE drive, while booting freebsd 4.7 shows > me 79780/16/63 geometry, > but! sysinstall gives me another numbers : 5005/255/63. The > QUESTION is it OK?
Both are logical geometries. They are roughly equivalent: 79780 * 16 * 63 = 80418240 addressable sectors, or ~40GB 5005 * 255 * 63 = 80405325 addressable sectors, or ~40GB The first figure (79780/16/63) is the disk geometry that is probably printed on the label on the front of the disk and is conformant with the ATA standard. The second figure (5005/255/63) is probably the geometry that your BIOS is using. Either way, as long as the machine works then you shouldn't have to worry. Nathan -- GPG Public Key ID: 0x4250A04C gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 4250A04C http://220.127.116.11/gpg_nkinkade_4250A04C.asc
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