I'm sure this is documented somewhere on the FreeBSD website, or an FAQ
somewhere, but after a couple of days searching I have drawn a blank.
Basically my problem is that fdisk 'refuses' to create a partition/slice
larger than 2GB even though the HD is 20GB in size.
I have checked my BIOS. This reports the correct Size
Cylinder/Head/Sector (2491/255/63) however fdisk always only sees
256/255/63. I have tried reseting the geometry in fdisk with the C/H/S
values provided by the BIOS, but when creating the partion in fdisk it
will only ever allocate 2GB, regardless of what value I give it.
I'm currently running FreeBSD 4.6.2 RELEASE on i368 platform. I have
also looked at upgrading to 4.7 RELEASE, but the fdisk on that version
has the same problem too and I know I will run short of disk space if I
So please, anyone with any info/links/advice on what I can you to
resolve my problem, please let me know!