[PC-BSD Testing] Dolphin thinks external HD is full but it isn't

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Sat Aug 7 11:28:37 PDT 2010


Jeff,

Well, it was worth a try. Sorry it didn't help though.

Arthur

>I updated the drive's firmware, but didn't see anything that would 
>address this issue in any new BIOS updates, so I didn't change the BIOS.
>
>I disabled legacy mode and forced the USB drive to category "hard drive".
>
>Still same problem.
>
>--- On Fri, 8/6/10, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
>
>From: Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Dolphin thinks external HD is full but it isn't
>To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 11:13 AM
>
>Jeff,
>
>I doubt it will make much difference but in your BIOS is there a 
>setting called Enabled / Disable USB Legacy mode? In my years of 
>experience with Dells, this option often made certain USB 
>peripherals work / appear. And just out of curiosity, have you tried 
>to see if there is perhaps a firmware update for your external 
>drive? BIOS up to date too?
>
>Arthur
>
>>I reformatted the drive to UFS2 after I bought it.  It was 
>>formatted for Windows - don't recall the file system.
>>
>>I have a thread at FBSD forums too, but no joy yet.
>>
>>Anyway, I have an internal 500GB HD that works fine.  Compare the 
>>two Fdisk outputs for clues.  Something doesn't look right:
>>
>>******* Working on device /dev/da0s1 *******
>>parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are:
>>cylinders=121600 heads=255 sectors/track=63 (16065 blks/cyl)
>>
>>Figures below won't work with BIOS for partitions not in cyl 1
>>parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are:
>>cylinders=121600 heads=255 sectors/track=63 (16065 blks/cyl)
>>
>>Media sector size is 512
>>Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
>>Information from DOS bootblock is:
>>The data for partition 1 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>The data for partition 2 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>The data for partition 3 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>The data for partition 4 is:
>>sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD)
>>     start 0, size 50000 (24 Meg), flag 80 (active)
>>         beg: cyl 0/ head 0/ sector 1;
>>         end: cyl 1023/ head 254/ sector 63
>>------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Compared to a 500GB internal drive I also have:
>>
>>******* Working on device /dev/ad7 
>>******* 
>>
>>parameters extracted from in-core disklabel 
>>are: 
>>
>>cylinders=969021 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 
>>blks/cyl) 
>>
>>Figures below won't work with BIOS for partitions not in cyl 
>>1 
>>
>>parameters to be used for BIOS calculations 
>>are: 
>>
>>cylinders=969021 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl)
>>
>>Media sector size is 512
>>Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
>>Information from DOS bootblock is:
>>The data for partition 1 is:
>>sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD)
>>     start 63, size 976773105 (476939 Meg), flag 80 (active)
>>         beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1;
>>         end: cyl 1023/ head 15/ sector 63
>>The data for partition 2 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>The data for partition 3 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>The data for partition 4 is:
>><UNUSED>
>>
>>--- On Fri, 8/6/10, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>>Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Dolphin thinks external HD is full but it isn't
>>To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>>Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 8:19 AM
>>
>>On 08/05/2010 10:42, Jeff wrote:
>>>I removed all files from the drive and now it reports 1.2GB free.
>>>
>>># df -h shows:
>>>
>>>Filesystem   Size    Used     Avail    Capacity  Mounted on
>>>/dev/da0s1   1.9G    635M    1.2G    35%         /media/disk
>>>
>>>Yet Dolphin reports the drive size as 931.5 GiB which seems about right.
>>>
>>>Sysinstall shows:
>>>
>>>DISK Geometry:  121601 cyls/255 heads/63 sectors = 1953520065 
>>>sectors (953867MB)
>>> 
>>>
>>>Offset                       Size(ST)             End 
>>>   Name  PType       Desc      Subtype    Flags
>>> 
>>>
>>>0                              63                      62 
>>>         -         12            unused    0
>>>63                            1953520002        1953520064 
>>>da0s1  8             freebsd      165
>>>1953520065              5103 
>>>1953525167                     -         12             unused 
>>>    0
>>>
>>>Anyone else have this problem?
>>
>>I've not run into this problem before... Your external disk drive 
>>is formatted UFS though, right? Does FAT32 fare any better, since 
>>that's what most of the external drives I've tested use?
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>
>>Kris Moore
>>
>>PC-BSD Software
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