People keep saying how BSD is better than Linux. So I gave it a shot. During the start of installation. I encounter fdisk which would not detect the correct geometry of my hard drive. So I check out my BIOS to see my real cylinder, head and sector for my 200GB hard drive. I write down the facts and put it in to fdisk. Fdisk of course still wouldn't detect the sixth partition on my hard drive. BTW, my partition is set up as follows:
partition 1 primary/ for Linux
partition 2 primary /home for Linux
partition 3 primary linux-swap for Linux.
partitiion 4 extended - logical partiion part 1
- logical partition part 2
No matter what I do with fdsik. Fdisk will not detect logical partition partiion part 2. I've checked and formatted logical partition 2, whole extended partition with qtparted again. Just to make sure the partition was not corrupted.
Fdisk is famous for being crap. Hardly anyone uses fdisk anymore.
FreeBSD uses Fdisk during the installation to set up the slices and mount points for installation. Does anyone know a way or program I could use instead of Fdisk to setup FreeBSD? So I can set up slice and mount points.
BTW, NetBSD wouldn't ironically support my hardware. And yes it was 64 bit version (athlon mobo & cpu platform) for NetBSD and FreeBSD. Looks like Unix doesn't like me. First NetBSD, thenFreeBSD won't agree with the geometry of my hard drive. I've never had geometry issues with my hard drive with Linux. My geomtry given by the BIOS is:
Cylinder:65535 16 head 225 sector (65535/16/225)
Please help me so I won't dislike the BSD family.