> I have a Fujitsu 10 gig IDE drive. When I try to install FreeBSD on this
> device, it gives many errors and reports that the installation failed.
> Try #1: (Fails)
> Fdisk configured as 19841 tracks, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
> Try #2: (Works)
> Fdisk configured as 16383 tracks, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
> Any idea why I can't use the full 10 gigs on this drive?
My single hard disk is a "Fujitsu MPC3102AT E-(PM)".
In my BIOS setup, I have the Type set to "Auto"
BIOS detects the drive as having 10240MB capacity.
Other BIOS settings:
Multi-sector transfers: [16 sectors]
LBA mode control: [Enabled]
Transfer mode: [FPIO 4 / DMA 2]
Ultra DMA [Mode 2]
I cannot set the number of cylinders and heads: this seems to be fixed
by the system's interpretation of the hard disk. This doesn't seem to
matter to FreeBSD anyway, since I actually tried setting the Disk Type
to "None" and FreeBSD still saw it.
When FreeBSD boots, it finds the drive, and detects it as having
When booting, FreeBSD sees the hard disk as having 20000536 blocks.
When I enter the Fdisk utility (Novice Installation), the program
correctly reads the disk geometry as 19841/16/63.
So far I have tried,
- Create Slice (and entered the 19999728 blocks that Fdisk says I have)
- Use Entire Disk
Both of which give me the following errors when it tries to create the
Unable to make new root filesystem on /dev/rwd0s1a!
Command returned status 36
wd0s1a: hard error writing fsbn 19455999 (wd0s1 bn 19455999; cn 19301 tn
9 sn 24) (status 51<rdy,seekdone,err> error 10<no_id>)
write error: 19455999
newfs: wtfs: Input/output error
By the way, in the Disklabel editor, I assigned
wd0s1a: / 9500M
wd0s1b: swap 265M
Here is what *does* work:
If I change the disk geometry to 16383/16/63 in the Fdisk, everything
installs fine, but with only 8 gig total.
Does any of this make sense?