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Date:      Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:38:34 -0500
From:      Mike Jeays <mike.jeays@rogers.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: short-changed on SD card?
Message-ID:  <200902021938.35285.mike.jeays@rogers.com>
In-Reply-To: <ade45ae90902021513x50be7987u23d53a9034a776bc@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20090202165244.GB1012@dell1> <20090202214453.H3449@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> <ade45ae90902021513x50be7987u23d53a9034a776bc@mail.gmail.com>

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On February 2, 2009 06:13:16 pm Tim Judd wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Wojciech Puchar <
>
> wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> >>  da1: 960MB (1967616 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 960C)
> >
> > it's something wrong with FreeBSD here, it gets detected as 1GB.
> > it has nothing to do with filesystem on it.
>
> Nobody's blamed the SD/CF reader.
>
> I call dibs to blame the SD/CF reader.  Isolate the problem to find the
> culprit...
>
> Check the USB reader -- I'm curious to see if that fixes the problem.
>
> And FYI -- No matter the Heads/Sectors/Cylinders, there are ~2000000
> 512byte sectors, roughly equal to 1GB.
>
> If it's not the adapter, you got cheated in the purchase.
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I think I would try dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da1 bs=1M
without the count option, and see how many blocks it writes. You at least 
start with a clean slate, and can run fdisk and newfs, if you want a BSD-only 
device. Make sure you write on the right device!


-- 
Mike Jeays
http://www.jeays.ca
http://www.rotarycpmm.ca




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