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Old 08-04-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
Likosin
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CD opens randomly, system freezes...


I'm running Red Hat 9, kernel 2.4.20-8
With default BIOS settings, my system would freeze completly, so even the keyboard leds didn't respond. It would also hang on dtecting my CD-RW drive on system boot, while detecting IDE master/slaves. For this reason, I disabled my primary slave (CD-RW) in the BIOS. Everything works great, except now my cd drive makes funny noises, the systems hangs for about 20 seconds, and then my cd drive opens. I'm confused. Reply if you guys need any additional info.

My SCSI entry in Kontrol looks like this:

Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun:00
Vendor: IDE-CD Model: R/RW 4x4x24 Rev: C12a
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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It sound as if you have a BIOS setting wrong and the default settings usually are. Re-connect everything. Go into the BIOS setup and check:

1. Plug 'n Pray is turned off.

2. You should be able to find a drives section and perhaps an auto-detect for them. If not, set the settings for the drives as you have them connected.

3. Disable any on-board stuff if you have pci/AGP cards installed and you want to use them instead.

You might want to post your /etc/fstab file for inspection.

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Re-connect everything and try going into BIOS and seeing if it has an auto

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-04-2003 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:07 PM   #3
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My drive settings were originall auto-detect, but I disabled the CD_RW drive, as this seemed the source of the problem. As you can see by the speeds, it is quite old.
my etc/fstab:

------Begin /etc/fstab-------

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda4 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0


------End /etc/fstab---------
 
  


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