My Linux install (Slackware 9.1 with a 2.6.1 custom kernel) keeps freezing. It seems to be related to accessing the harddrive as has frozen while compiling a kernel several times, running updatedb (or locate i carnt rember), during boot many times, when running hdparm -Tt /dev/sda2 a few time seems to freeze it. All of those seem to be harddrive related. I guess it could also be cpu/memory but the computer is mostly stable when in windows and when running X windows it seems fine as well (although i havnt been doing much other than playing some of those games since stuff like my network card isn't working but thats a story for another post
The harddrive is a SATA running on a Promise TX2-Plus onboard controler. I have made sure it wasnt graphic driver related (as i have had lots of problems with graphic stuff freeing systems) i have completely removed framebuffer stuff and all the crashes have occured while in a text mode console not in X.
Is there anyway to find out what is causing my system to freeze (some log i can access or a debug mode i can enable in the kernel for my SATA controler). I understand that the SATA stuff is new so perhapse theres still bug around.
The mobo is a A-Open AK79G MAX.