drive geometry error
From: Jef Dodson (jefdodson_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 19:27:14 -0800 (PST) To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 on a 250GB WD IDE drive. I get a message saying that the drive
geometry is incorrect and that it is being set to a more likely geometry. When I try to set the
geometry to the values I read in the BIOS setup, I get the same error message and the values get
set back to the "more likely" values. Everything seems to go fine until I try to commit the
installation and then I get a message that the drive could not be written to. The drive currently
has a linux filesystem on it and I am trying to use the entire drive for the FreeBSD installation,
i.e., I am not sharing the drive with any other OS. Also, the MB is an Asus with an AMD Athlon
3200+ processor, if that matters. I've seen lots of posts in various places about problems
similar to this, but no real solutions. I also tried a to install a small DOS partition first as
I read somewhere that doing so might help the problem, but it had no effect. Thanks.
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