[Soekris] net4801: wrong drive geometry with 80GB harddisk
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Mar 16 11:04:03 UTC 2005
In message <4237E69D.5080503 at 2anc.de>, Andy R writes:
>Since freebsd seemed to have the right geometry, I thought everything is fine.
>I used the new system for several hours (kernelbuild and some ports etc.) and
>it did not show any odd behavior - besides sporadic (but steady) drive resets
>and/or recalibrations (I don't really know how to _hear_ the difference...)
>which sound like a loud >>clack<<. However, there were _no_ kernel error
>messages in the syslog (*.*) file about drive failures or something similar.
Check your powersupply. Laptop drives have very trigger-happy power
sensors and the shut down at milliseconds notice.
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