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Date:      Sat, 3 Feb 2007 09:23:15 -0800
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Peter" <pmatulis@sympatico.ca>, <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Cc:        "Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel@mac.com>
Subject:   Re: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)
Message-ID:  <006001c747b7$fdd10630$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>
References:  <200702021839.29502.pmatulis@sympatico.ca><45C3CD43.3080200@mac.com> <200702021918.49420.pmatulis@sympatico.ca>

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter" <pmatulis@sympatico.ca>
To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Cc: "Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel@mac.com>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)


> Le Vendredi 2 Février 2007 18:46, Peter A. Giessel a écrit :
> > On 2007/02/02 14:39, Peter seems to have typed:
> > > I am installing a new 6.2 STABLE system and I am troubled by the
> > > amount of available disk space I'm getting on one of my IDE
> > > devices:
> >
> > Its in the FAQ:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#MANUF
> >ACTURER-DISK-SIZE
>
> I already took account of manufacturer disk size.  However, I didn't
> know about the FreeBSD 8% rule which accounts for the discrepancy
> between my disk size of 289 GB and its available space of 266 GB.
>
> So now my question becomes "Where does FreeBSD get 289 from 305?".

Whall, on Ford small blocks you get a 302 when you bore out a 289, you
could probably go the other direction if you sleeved an old tired
302 block down. ;-)

Ted




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