Recently purchased a brand new 2.0 GB secure digital (SD) card. When I plugged this into a USB dongle and plugged the USB dongle into an available USB socket on my FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE system the output from dmesg(8) reported this:
da1: 960MB (1967616 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 960C) This is much closer to 1.0 GB than 2.0 GB so I at once wondered if I had been scammed in my purchase of this brand new SD card. Once I'd mounted /dev/da1s1 on /mnt, the df(1) command also reported 960 MB. I then copied a 300+ megabyte file onto /mnt and then ran the df(1) command again. This time it reported 1.9 GB total and 1.6 GB available. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? Am I going crazy? Is this normal behaviour for a FAT16 formatted (raw/blank) SD card? Is there something I can do using the fdisk(8) or similar command to change the SD card so that it believes (and FreeBSD believes) that it is truly a 2.0 GB card? As I continued writing (large, multi-hundred megabyte) files to the mounted SD card, the system eventually seized up and I had to reboot. I expect this had something to do with my having crossed the 960 MB boundary on this SD card. Help! Any ideas gratefully accepted. Regards, web... -- William Bulley Email: w...@umich.edu _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"