Subject: Re: Backup Storage System
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Matthew Mondor <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/27/2004 21:25:42
On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:20:23 +0200 (MEST), Zafer Aydogan <> wrote:
> Hello Newsgroup,
> I am planning to set up a backup storage server for our company.
> I'd like to know, if I can use 250 GB Harddrives, which my Bios does not
> recognize.

If you have another hard drive which the bios recignizes which can be
placed as the
primary master, NetBSD once booted from it should be able to use your
larger drives even
if your BIOS does not support such large hard drives I beleive.

> Can NetBSD manage 1000 GB at all ?

There should be no problem with 4.2BSD partitions using FFS with UFS2
(I however am not
sure, but UFS2 might only be available to 2.0 and -current users).