Ultimate question: geometry B works but, is it correct?
I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.8 on a Seagate ST380021A 80GB drive on
a SY-TISU mobo with latest bios ( Soyo on their web site claims this
mobo supports FreeBSD ).
When starting the partition phase of the installation, the installer
immediately reports that the geometry ( geomerty A - see list below )
for ad0 is incorrect and is using a more likely geometry ( geometry B
) however, I noticed this was not the geometry printed on the
sticker-label on the outside of the drive ( geometry C ) so I chose to
set the geometry myself. This is when the installer warned me that I
should the geometry that is reported by the bios and nothing else. So
I aborted the installation, rebooted and checked the bios which
reported yet another disk geometry ( geometry D ).
B works but is it correct? A is not permitted by the installer. I
tried C and it won't boot. D is not permitted.
Disk Geometry List
Cyl / Head/ Sectors
A) 155061 / 16 / 63
B) 9729 / 255 / 63
C) 16383 / 16 / 63
D) 38309 / 16 / 255
The product pdf manual is here:
This document claims that geometry C is the "default logical
geometry". I am confused. Any suggestions?
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