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Date:      Tue, 1 Jul 1997 23:04:21 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Howard Lew <hlew@www2.shoppersnet.com>
To:        Geoff Marshall <xgcm@bunzl.com.au>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Caviar is tasting like fish eggs.......
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.970701225940.762C-100000@www2.shoppersnet.com>
In-Reply-To: <199707012314.JAA15718@oznet07.ozemail.com.au>

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On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Geoff Marshall wrote:

> Thanks, but it contains only Win'95.  No manager.


Is your computer an Award bios?

Check to make sure LBA mode is turned on in CMOS.  Or better yet, set the 
drive for Auto detect (both the geometry and mode in the CMOS).

Copy down the hard drive parameters from the cmos box when the computer
boots up and use them for the installation.  Then see if it boots.  If
not, reboot and copy down the FreeBSD probed parameters and use them.  One
or the other should work as long as the CMOS box shows LBA mode for the
BSD drive. 



> 
> ----------
> > From: Howard Lew <hlew@www2.shoppersnet.com>
> > To: Geoff Marshall <xgcm@bunzl.com.au>
> > Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> > Subject: Re: Caviar is tasting like fish eggs.......
> > Date: Thursday, June 26, 1997 2:36 PM
> > 
> > On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Geoff Marshall wrote:
> > 
> > > Err...
> > > 
> > > I have tried several times to install FreeBSD 2.1 on a machine with WD
> > > Caviar disks.
> > > The first is a 31600 (holds Win'95) and the second is a 34000 on a PCI
> > > controller.
> > > 
> > > When my installation completes, the bootmanager fails to recognise the
> > > second disk.
> > > The FAQ says this is due to incorrect disk geometry and suggests:-
> > > 
> > > 	(1) a small DOS partition on the disk firs (didn't work)
> > > 	(2) using the entire disk for FreeBSD      (didn't work)
> > > 	(3) Entering the disk geometry by hand  (didn't work)
> > > 
> > > Anybody got any clues as to what to try next ?
> > 
> > Do you have a disk manager on drive C?  If so, that is most likely the
> cause.
> > Test this, by unhooking Drive C and see if Drive D (which has FreeBSD) 
> > will boot by itself.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > 
> > > ______________________________________________________________________
> > > Geoff C. Marshall,      +61 3 9212 9380 (work)        xgcm@bunzl.com.au
> > > Systems Administrator,  +61 3 9752 6503 (home)     count@nemesis.com.au
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