Geometry harddrive problem with FX5620 and pfSense 1.0.1
nima.m last edited by
Dose anyone here using FX5620 with a harddrive equal or bigger than 20 GB ?
It seams that I can't install pfSense 1.0.1 on this machine at all, the installation complain that
the harddrive geometry that bios is using is wrong and the fdisk fail to create partitions on the harddrive correctly.
I hadn'nt this problem before when I used older version of pfsense.
hoba last edited by
Set your hdd in the bios to lba instead of auto. It seems to make a difference for freebsd when detecting the drive geometry. Had to do this on my nexcoms as well when using an 80 gb drive.
rcasas last edited by
It's a problem about UDMA.
Take a look at the "Disable DMA for IDE drives" Section of this page.
Then you will install pfSense without problems (you should change /boot/loader.conf)
When system has started, you can activate DMA with "atacontrol". Be careful with the mode you use.