Hello all, I have a problem installing FreeBSD 5.2.1 onto a Seagate Barracuda ST3200822A - 200 GB ATA/100 Hard Drive. Being a bit gun shy from a previous geometry problem mis-install where I almost lost some serious data, I am reluctant to just "try" things until they work. So here goes ... Using the Seagate disk tool, I created a 120 GB NTFS partition and a 200 MB FAT16 partition. Installed Windows XP on the 120 GB part. I want to put FreeBSD on the remaining space (~80 GB). The Seagate HD utility states the following: LBA Sectors are 390,721,968. Standard 512 bytes per sector. XBIOS Physical (and HD Spec Sheet from manufacture) (what BSD FDISK Sees too). C 16383 H 16 S 63 BIOS C 24321 H 255 S 63 When the FreeBSD CD boots and enters sysinstall, I get the usual drive geometry error. I've extensively searched google for some sort of method to calculate the true drive geometry with little success. 1. Is the above BIOS info correct ?? 2. Ultimately, do I want the drive geometry to match up with the LBA sectors ?? 3. Can anyone point me towards something that correctly calculates any drive's TRUE geometry ?? Any help is greatly appreciated... david markle _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"