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Date:      Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:55:17 -0400
From:      Jerry <freebsd.user@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: GEOM warning in dmesg
Message-ID:  <20110406135517.20f90d49@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20110406190922.7daebbb1.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20110406144648.GA44550@griffin.gnix.co.uk> <20110406190922.7daebbb1.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:09:22 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> articulated:

> On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:46:48 +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin
> <jamie@gnix.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi everyone
> > 
> > I have just installed FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE amd64 onto my new
> > Lenovo ThinkCentre and i'm dual-booting FreeBSD with Windows
> > & which was preinstalled.
> > 
> > When the system boots i see the message shown below in dmesg
> > which relates to the partitions on the FreeBSD slice. So far
> > i have not experienced any problems with using the system and
> > it does boot into the OS ok. but i don't know if there's a
> > problem here that i need to fix or if it's a warning i can
> > ignore because i don't know what it means. i am hoping someone
> > can help me and explain what it is.
> 
> The message indicates that there is a discrepancy between
> reported values (BIOS vs. disk) about the disk geometry.
> 
> 
> 
> > Here is the text:
> > 
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 4 does not start on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 4 does not end on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 3 does not start on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 3 does not end on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 2 does not start on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 2 does not end on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 1 does not start on a track boundary.
> > GEOM: ad8: partition 1 does not end on a track boundary.
> 
> Using some google, there are the following things you could
> read:
> 
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=9105
> 
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=9524
> 
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2009-March/004830.html
> 
> http://koitsu.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/testing-out-freebsd-8-0-rc1/
> 
> There are explainations and solutions. I hope it will help.
> But as I said, I'm quite sure you can ignore the messages
> as they do not affect the system.

I had a disk two years ago that caused FBSD to spew the same nonsense.
I downloaded FreeDOS <http://www.freedos.org/>, created a CD then
proceeded to removed all of the partition information from the disk. I
then recreated the partition format I wanted, rebooted and formatted
the drive. Now, when I installed FBSD there were no error messages. I
don't know if that will help you or not.

-- 
Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user@seibercom.net

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