Hello list. I know this had been discussed quite often, but none of the posting google offered worked out for me. Please (B)Cc: me as I am not on the list.
I have a Western Digital WDC WD400AB-00CMB0 40 GB IDE drive hooked in as pri slave in my system and wish to install FreeBSD on it. This is not my first install, but it won't work this time (using 5.2.1-R): I try to partition the drive with fdisk during the installation process. Everytime I hit "w" to write the changes, the program catches ``sig 11'' (segfault?). Curious thing is: I was able to delete partions but I cannot create new ones. I tried every option concerning bootsector (boot mngr, std mbr, none) and the error occures every time. When I enter the fdisk tool it tells me that the drive geometry "778545/16/63" is wrong. I don't have a clue where it gets that value. The BIOS detects the geometry as 19158/16/255. The auto-corrected value is 4865/255/63 which equals the BIOS-setting when access mode is set to LBA manually. When I enter the geometry manually with "g", it still mourns the value 19158/16/255 is not correct and again falls back to those LBA values. Important to say: the drive seems to work well on WinXP. I encountered no problem there. Using the DEBUG=yes in the installation options menue revealed some UDMA ICRC ... crap error style messages. For this I played with UDMA und PIO-mode settings for IDE pri-slave in the BIOS. Unfortunately, nothing happens (save the above errors ;). I hope anyone can help me with this issues which slowly driving me crazy... Thank you! Carsten -- Carsten Zimmermann mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel.: +49-(0)40-98760543 PGP: http://hacksocke.de/public_key.asc Aegis:Net IT-Dienstleistungen Postfach 620371 22403 Hamburg http://www.aegisnet.biz Info: +49-(0)700-AEGISNET Fax: +49-(0)40-98760547
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