Hi, Well, I've got my 120G disk up and running and now I'd like to understand something odd.
I went into /stand/sysinstall to put down the partition and slice tables and the FS and found that it determined the geometry (cyl/head/sectors) as 15107/255/63 . Since it warned that the values must match the BIOS values, I set them to the 59131/16/255 that the BIOS reports. It rejected this entry and went back to its own. I also tried the values reported by the ata driver on startup; these too were rejected. Since it's working (with about 117G -- that's Gi_b_abytes) it must be OK (famous last words!) but what's going on here? Why does it demand the values reported by the BIOS if it will refuse them, and why does the driver come up with another set of values, also unacceptible to the disklabel/fdisk machinery? Mark Terribile __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"