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Date:      Wed, 6 May 1998 17:12:56 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:        "Jon E. Mitchiner" <>, current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: How do I use IDE HD. more than 8G
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bd78be$08bcc430$>; from Jon E. Mitchiner on Wed, May 06, 1998 at 03:10:22AM -0400
References:  <000d01bd78ab$13baec80$> <000001bd78be$08bcc430$>

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On Wed,  6 May 1998 at  3:10:22 -0400, Jon E. Mitchiner wrote:
>>     But , the boot disk can only allocate 8G disk space , I've
>> tried to edit
>> geometry , bot I can't
>>     label disk space over 8G.
> Does your BIOS support drives larger than 8.4GB?  You might have to upgrade
> your bios in order for it to support > 8.4GB so you might want to check with
> your motherboard manufacturer for a update.

This is a FreeBSD problem, and it's gradually becoming a FAQ.  A patch
was applied to -CURRENT about a month ago.  I'll enquire when we can
get it in 2.2.6.

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