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Date:      Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:27:52 +0100
From:      Jamie Paul Griffin <jamie@gnix.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: GEOM warning in dmesg
Message-ID:  <20110406182752.GC44782@griffin.gnix.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20110406135517.20f90d49@scorpio>
References:  <20110406144648.GA44550@griffin.gnix.co.uk> <20110406190922.7daebbb1.freebsd@edvax.de> <20110406135517.20f90d49@scorpio>

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On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 01:55:17PM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:09:22 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> articulated:
> 
> > The message indicates that there is a discrepancy between
> > reported values (BIOS vs. disk) about the disk geometry.
> > 
> > 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.

thanks to you both. it seems it's nothing to worry about so i'm happy to just ignore the warnings, i was just worried it might cause problems in some way later on.

	jamie



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