I am trying to install FreeBSD on a compact flash drive. The drive manual says the drive geometry is 250880 sectors, 8 heads, 32 sectors per track, and 980 cylinders. The BIOS for the computer reports drive geometry as 980/8/32 C/H/S.
I read somewhere that this problem generally indicates a drive geometry problem. I do believe I have my geometry correct. I am obviously missing something. I followed the instructions for miniBSD for the most part. Any other ideas on what could be causing this error? Gorey details below. Later, Jason C. Wells My disktab entry is: sd128:\ :dt=ESDI:\ :ty=winchester:\ :ns#32:\ :nt#8:\ :nc#980:\ :pa#250880:oa#0:ba#8192:fa#1024:ta=4.2BSD:\ :pc#250880:oc#0:bc#8192:fc#1024:tc=unused I use the commands... disklabel -Brw vn0 sd128 newfs -T sd128 -U /dev/vn0a ...to label and newfs the disk. fdisk /dev/vn0c reports: ******* Working on device /dev/vn0c ******* parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are: cylinders=980 heads=8 sectors/track=32 (256 blks/cyl) parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are: cylinders=980 heads=8 sectors/track=32 (256 blks/cyl) Media sector size is 512 Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1 Information from DOS bootblock is: The data for partition 1 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 2 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 3 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 4 is: sysid 165,(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD) start 0, size 50000 (24 Meg), flag 80 (active) beg: cyl 0/ head 0/ sector 1; end: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"