BSD Crew?? Disk question

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  1. DigiCrime

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    Normal to loose a portion of the disk but I installed a 120 gig drive and after slicing (use entire drive) and labeling I lost 20 gigs of the drive.. Why loose that much?
     
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    120GB = 120000MB = 120000000KB = 120000000000B

    120000000000B = 117187500KiB = 114441MiB = 111GiB

    That explains 9GB, at least.

    (The lowercase "i" is used to signify a multiple of 1024 instead of 1000. It's a stupid computer thing.)
     
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    i understand it somewhat I know you loose 1/6th of the drive atleast, 9 gigs i can accept but still leaves 11gigs unaswered for :( shitty drive equation
     
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    If this is the drive you installed BSD to, maybe you've got a boot and a swap partition? But I guess this is just an additional drive? What filesystem?

    Try fdisk and paste results here.
     
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    Just a secondary drive has nothing on it yet

    fdisk /dev/ad3
    ******* Working on device /dev/ad3 *******
    parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are:
    cylinders=232581 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=232581 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 234436482 (114470 Meg), flag 80 (active)
    beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1;
    end: cyl 1023/ head 14/ sector 63
    The data for partition 2 is:
    <UNUSED>
    The data for partition 3 is:
    <UNUSED>
    The data for partition 4 is:
    <UNUSED>


    Offset Size(ST) End Name PType Desc Subtype Flags

    0 63 62 - 12 unused 0
    63 234436482 234436544 ad3s1 8 freebsd 165
    234436545 5103 234441647 - 12 unused 0
     

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