On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 23:14:43 -0600 (CST), Larry Rosenman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Dragoncrest wrote: > > > I have a Freebsd workstation running 4.9 on an Epox 8k9A2+ MB and the > > silly thing sees my brand new Western Digital HD as 160gig in the bios, > > but BSD only sees it as 152gig. Now 8 gig isn't all that bad of a > > thing to loose on a drive that big, but still, it's too weird that I > > would be unable to get to that last 8 gig. When going into Fdisk I get > > the error that the geometry on the drive is wrong and it suggests a > > much more appropriate, albeit smaller, geometry. Is this something I'm > > doing wrong in setting up the drive, or is this a limitation or problem > > in BSD? Or is it simply a limitation of the hardware? I'm not going > > to cry over 8 gigs lost, but I would really like to know if there's > > something that can be done to fix this, or am I kinda SOL? > Drive manufacturers use base 10 Gig (1,000,000,000), and FreeBSD uses > base 2 gig (1024*1024*1024). > > Your drive is fine. > >
Hmm. I don't think this question is in the FAQ, but it seems asked often enough. At least I didn't see it in there. Maybe it should get added... I'm not in anyway indicating I want to help document, because I don't want to end up get stuck doing that (I'll start feeling I have an obligation, and yadda-yadda). I'm just trying to throw the idea out so someone else will do it :P -- Robin Schoonover (aka End) # # I'm encased in the lining of a pure pork sausage!! # _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"