Problem with ide drive install



  • my problem is that I have a 80G ide drive that fpSense will see I have tried to format it to fat 32 and will not see it what is the best format for this?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you boot from CD you should be able to install to that HDD.

    pfSense doesn't use FAT32 format for hard drives, it uses FreeBSD's UFS/UFS2 format.

    Now if this is an additional drive you are trying to add, that is not yet supported.



  • I've got a similar problem - except it's a 120GB disk that I've got lying around (my 2GB flash card has finally bitten the bullet after about 6 years!)
    The error I keep getting on installation attempts is:

    ,-<<< Executing '/sbin/fdisk -v -f /tmp/format.fdisk ad1'
    | ******* Working on device /dev/ad1 *******
    | fdisk: WARNING line 1: number of cylinders (59130) may be out-of-range
    | (must be within 1-1024 for normal BIOS operation, unless the entire disl
    | is dedicated to FreeBSD)
    | fdisk: ERROR line 1: number of sectors must be within (1-63)
    '->>> Exit status: 1

    I do want the entire disk available to FreeBSD (specifically Squid) if possible, but even going through the custom setup and using the suggested settings that produce a partition size of 7.16GB, it still fails on the next step.

    Any ideas?


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