I'm running FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE on a modern (~8mo old)
PC. I am trying to add a new Western Digital 200GB
IDE drive to my system (through a Promise Ultra DMA100
controller), and when I try to (W)rite changes to the
disk, I get an error dialog box saying "ERROR: Unable
to write to disk ad4!", then "Disk Partition write
returned an error status".
When I first start the fdisk gui from sysinstall, it
complains about the geometry (37621C/16H/63S) and
tries to "correct" it to 24321C/255H/63S (though the
original is the correct geometry). I am unable to set
the geometry, when I try to change it back, I get the
error that it's set incorrectly.
>From my boot messages, here's the disk and IDE
controller card I'm using.
atapci1: <Promise PDC20268 UDMA100 controller> port
mem 0xe8000000-0xe8003fff irq 11 at device 12.0 on
ad4: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JB-34EVA0> [387621/16/63] at
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