I am trying to setup FreeBSD 3.3 on a Pc. The PC has an IBM Ultrastar 9LP
disk and a Adaptec 2940UW controller. I want to use this machine solely for
FreeBSD. After setup is finished and the system is rebooted I get a 'Read
error' and no show.
I've tried different config's with our without BIOS translation and with or
without a bootmanager. I am able to boot the machine when using a
bootmanager but it gives me a boot option on every label.
I want to use the 'dangerous incompatible' option but I believe fdisk is
confused about the drive's geometry. When I set the physical geometry
parameters, fdisk states that these values are incorrect. When I go with
fdisk's view on the geometry I can add as many partitions as I want (the
unused space does not shrink).
Any comments ?