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Date:      Tue, 19 Dec 2000 15:43:11 -0800
From:      Mike Smith <msmith@freebsd.org>
To:        faisal.ali@gsxxi.com
Cc:        freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Workaround for boot problems 
Message-ID:  <200012192343.eBJNhBQ14066@mass.osd.bsdi.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 19 Dec 2000 17:45:23 EST." <000001c06a0d$60499cd0$c715020a@GLOBAL73CSFBAI> 

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> I have a Mylex DAC960PL card on which FreeBSD 4.2 Release did not boot. I
> checked the "Trouble.txt" file for suggestion to fix the problem. The advise
> did not help.

Which advice in particular?  I assume that you already had the adapter 
set to 2GB mode?

You should also have verified that the drive geometry detected by 
sysinstall was correct (???/128/32); I suspect in your case that this was 
the problem.

> I don't know why but I assume the incorrect drive geometry is detected by
> the FDISK editor.

That's correct; if there's garbage on the disk, or just bad geometry 
information, sysinstall gets it wrong.

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