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Date:      Thu, 7 Dec 1995 22:59:17 -0800 (PST)
From:      Julian Elischer <>
To: (Andrew Stevenson)
Subject:   Re: Geometry of second scsi
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Andrew Stevenson" at Dec 8, 95 05:10:01 pm

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Ignore the warning messages..
use the 'G' option to tell the install to use tha same sectors/heads geometry
that DOS gave hte first drive.
(obviously if ht edrives a re differnt the # cyls will be different)

you PROBABLY want 64heads x 32 sectors x N cyls (cyls is not important)

> Hi,
> We are trying to install freebsd 2.1.  We have 2 scsi drives.  We have low 
> level formatted both through the bios.  When we go to partitioning our disks 
> in the installer, it tells us we have invalid disk geometry.  To get around 
> this, we boot under dos and use f-disk to create a 1mb dos partition on the 
> first disk.  This stops the installer complaining about invalid geometry on 
> disk 1, but not on disk 2.  Unfortunatley, dos can't see the second disk to 
> create a partition on it.
> The second disk is a Conner CFP1080S 1GB.  The drive is marked as having 3658 
> cylinders, 6 heads and 66-120 sectors.  The accompanying litrature claims it 
> has 2794 cylinders, 8 heads and 72-114 sectors.  We have tried telling 
> freebsd installer all of these numbers (manually trying each value between 66 
> and 120 for 3658/6 and each value between 72 and 114 for 2794/8).  :-(
> The installer said ALL of these values were incorrect.  :~(
> Any ideas?
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The Lamers @ Hobart College
> (Home page unavailable due to failure of second scsi drive)

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