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Old 7th November 2008
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Default Disk geometry for Seagate disk

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7 onto a 1TB Seagate SATA disk. When I reach the FDISK part it complains about the geometry being wrong. FDISK reports using 121601/255/63. I've tried to find out the correct numbers from a Seagate datasheet, but I'm not sure which numbers to use. specs are at page 10, model ST31000340AS.

From what I read, I thought it should be 16383/16/63, but that results in FDISK reporting 16 514 064 sectors total and 8063 MB. According to the datasheet it should be 1 953 525 168 total, right?

Can anyone please help?
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