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Old 03-30-2005, 01:33 AM   #1
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HD geometry..detecting partition size

I've looking for the geometry for my Western Digital 1600JB hardrive but eventhou I looked in the site I had no luck. I tried adding a slice from my third partition but eventhough it has about 20 GB it only picks up like 3 GB so when I format the partition where the programs go, it gets full eventhough I have so much space left. Can anyone help.

Additionally what would I put in grub for linux to boot my bsd partition?
Old 03-30-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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Look in the BIOS to get the HDD geometry. It may also be on the label on top of the drive.

As for grub booting *BSD -- that's a closely guarded secret that only the super hackers know.
Old 04-03-2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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Where in the bios? I just see the normal options to select which drives to use and what my processor is and my devices but I do not see anywhere in there the disk geometry. It does tell me the entire model number however, WDC WD 1600JB-00BVA0. It's a 160 gig western digital caviar hard drive.


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