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 Hard disk problem
Author: Fallen 
Date:   22-11-02 14:06

Hi,

I've tried to install a 20GB IDE hard disk in my old computer, but FreeBSD could not detect it properly. In fact, it detected it as a 8GB. What could be wrong?

Thanks in advance

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Don Brearley 
Date:   23-11-02 10:29


Fallen,

Has this drive worked on another OS? How old is this
computer? Some older systems won't recognize a hard disk
above 8GB.

I would attempt to redetect the drive in the BIOS, or perhaps
update the BIOS if possible.

- Don Brearley

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Fallen 
Date:   23-11-02 15:39

Hi,

It worked under my Athlon XP, running Windows ME. My old computer is a Vectra VE (a 166MMX Pentium). And how can I update my BIOS?


Thank you!

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Don Brearley 
Date:   23-11-02 18:48


Fallen,

If you are running a P166, then it is definatly your BIOS
causing this problem. Visit Vectra's website and look for
an update is about all you can do. Otherwise, you will
need a new IDE Controller Card to hook the drive up to if you
want to use the full 20GB.

Sorry

- Don Brearley

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Fallen 
Date:   24-11-02 01:34

Hi,

I've found Vectra's page (http://www.support.vectra.hp.com/vectrasupport/indexes/Driver14.html) and there are two BIOS upgrades. But their readmes doesn't mention anything about Hard Disks over 8GB. Could you look at this website, please?

Thank you!

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Rob 
Date:   24-11-02 02:38

It is a problem caused by not having dual FIFO (first in, first out) buffers. I don't think any BIOS upgrade will help that.

Thanks,
Rob

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 Re: Hard disk problem
Author: Fallen 
Date:   24-11-02 20:30

Is there a way to help that, then?

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