big hard disk fun
martin at chiron-s.demon.co.uk
Fri May 24 19:06:10 BST 2002
How about an updated bios for the mobo or perhaps news:alt.periphs.mainboard.asus (I think that is correct)
On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 03:03:06PM +0100, Alex Ingram wrote:
> Hello, last time I posted I was suffering bad bandwidth and trying to
> install off the net, but thanks to the wonder of a job, I now have
> broadband ;)
> So, anyway, my mp3 collection finally outgrew it's 60GB home, so I bit
> the bullet and bought a 120GB Western Digital with 8MB cache, it's nice
> However, after putting it into my Asus k7m machine (with latest bios),
> it locked up on trying to detect the hard disk, though it boots when set
> to auto, though it detects it as:
> 14593 Cylinder
> 255 Head
> 63 Sectors
> Listed on the website, it's specs are:
> Number of Heads (Logical)16
> Number of Heads (Physical)6
> Sectors Per Track63
> 120,034 MB
> FreeBSD 4.5 setup seems to detect the correct size of drive, though it
> gives a warning to the effect that FreeBSD should be set to use the same
> geometry as the BIOS.
> Anyway, what's the best way to set this up?
> If it's going to be at all problematic, I'm thinking that I would like
> to build a small and quiet little server machine for near minimal cost,
> any recommendations in that case?
> Thanks in advance.
> alex @ nuttyxander.com | http://nuttyxander.com/
> the lunatics it seems run the whole horizon
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