In message <Pine.BSF.email@example.com>, you wrote:
>On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> In message <200211261815.gAQIFBnb058918@uriah.heep.sax.de>, you wrote:
>> >"Ronald F. Guilmette" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> So I bought a used Adaptec 29160N (Ultra160) off eBay, swapped out
>> >> the old 2940UW and swapped in the 29160N. No go. Now the FreeBSD
>> >> BootManager refused to boot from my one and only partition on the
>> >> drive. It would just prompt me enticingly with that "F1" prompt
>> >> but then just beep whenever I tried to hit return or the F1 key.
>> >Welcome to the wonderful world of the prehistoric "fdisk" table.
>> Oh yea.
>> But this is hardly my first encounter with the fdisk partition table.
>> >I'm surprised that even different Adaptec controllers now start to
>> >experience that geometry mishmash.
>> Yes, it was damn surprising to me too.
>> >Previously, this was only a known
>> >symptom when migrating a disk from a Symbios Logic based controller to
>> >an Adaptec one.
>> Well, welcome to the wonderful world of Adaptec/Adaptec incompatability.
>What is the geometry reported by the BIOS (scsi select utility) and what
>is the geometry reported by freebsd on boot for the drive? Please give
>values for both the old and new cards.
The geometry has already been changed, and I am _not_ swapping cards on
this system again anytime soon.
Sorry, but you are about 4 days too late to be asking these questions.
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