> -----Original Message----- > From: Jerry McAllister [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 4:47 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: 5.1 & WD 80.0GB SE Drive Geometry > > > > > > Let me start by qualifying I am extremely new to FreeBSD (I > have performed a > > whopping two installs thus far). > > > > I am looking to fire up a machine with a single western digital special > > edition 80GB IDE drive for simple storage and testing. > > > > The BIOS detects the correct geometry for the drive, and both > Windows 2000 > > and Linux (RedHat 9) correctly detect the geometry and install > on the drive > > (each OS installed independently to verify the drive and BIOS > were working - > > this is not a multi-boot setup). > > > > FreeBSD version 5.1 however, pops up a message stating the > geometry chosen > > by FreeBSD during installation is incorrect. > > > > If I hit "G" when assigning the slices and drop in the correct > geometry (as > > reported by the BIOS), I can assign slices (defaults) and the > installation > > runs through, but it will fail on the next boot (won't even get > to the boot > > manager). > > > > If I select "G" when assigning slices, plug in the values, then force a > > write using the "W" option, I get a warning, then everything > installs and > > fails on reboot. > > Don't try to change the geometry from what it reports. > Leave it as it thinks it is. > > ////jerry >
Same deal. Installation runs through fine, does the post-install, finishes nicely, and reboots to a void (system runs POST, shows the devices, then hangs indefinitely (pre-os startup)). Jim > > > > Note: This same machine will accept an installation and run beautifully > > using a different hard drive (anything I have other than a > Western Digital > > 80GB Special Edition), and I have tried two of the 80GB special edition > > drives to ensure it is not a mechanical problem with just one > of the drives. > > Both of the special edition drives performed identically (which > is to say > > not at all). > > > > Google is mute on the subject. > > > > Any help would be appreciated. > > > > Jim > > > > _______________________________________________________________________ > This message was scanned and certified Virus Free by Alexssa | HNet. > www.alexssa.net > www.hnet.net _______________________________________________________________________ This message was scanned and certified Virus Free by Alexssa | HNet. www.alexssa.net www.hnet.net _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"