> > Fdisk (using /stand/sysinstall) disagrees with the values my bios is > reporting. My BIOS reports that my 120GB drive has this geometry: 59131 > Cylendars, 16 Heads, and 255 sectors. The drive is an IBM deskstar. When i > try to enter the correct geometry, Fdisk gives me the message below.
I hope someone with more detailed knowledge responds as well, but my experience says just take what FreeBSD's fdisk gives you. The geometry on "modern" disks is virtual as far as what you are dealing with anyway. ////jerry > > ---------start message--------- > Message > WARNING: A geometry of 59131/16/255 for ad2 is incorrect. Using > a more likely geometry. If this geometry is incorrect or you > are unsure as to whether or not it's correct, please consult > the Hardware Guide in the Documentation submenu or use the > (G)eometry command to change it now. > > Remember: you need to enter whatever your BIOS thinks the > geometry is! For IDE, it's what you were told in the BIOS > setup. For SCSI, it's the translation mode your controller is > using. Do NOT use a ``physical geometry''. > (100%) > [ OK ] > Press enter or space > ----------end message---------- > > I am running freebsd 5.0. > > Thank you for you help, > Robert Stickney > > -- > Open WebMail Project (http://openwebmail.org) > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"