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Old 01-03-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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attempt to access beyond end of device for unused harddisk


Hello!

Everytime while booting I get messages like this:

sdb: rw=0, want=901134049, limit=625142448
attempt to access beyond end of device
sdb: rw=0, want=901134050, limit=625142448
attempt to access beyond end of device
sdb: rw=0, want=901134051, limit=625142448
attempt to access beyond end of device
sdb: rw=0, want=901134052, limit=625142448
...


But the situation is the following: sda and sdb are software-raid harddrives FOR WINDOWS, linux runs from a non-raid harddrive sdc. Linux shall just not touch these harddrives.
They are not mentioned in /etc/fstab. I already tried sdb=noprobe, but it doesn't help! What can I do in order to tell linux that it should stay away from trying to do something with sda and sdb?

Help is appereciated!
axim
 
Old 01-04-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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I don't think that fstab entries are relevant. It seems that the init sequence looks at ALL hardware. If the machine eventually starts up OK, then it maybe is not a problem....
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:26 AM   #3
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But it's annoying everytime to get pages of this message while starting.
I guess there must be a way to disable the detectin for this?
 
  


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