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Old 11-07-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Error When Booting


DMESG

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Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda3 < hda5 hda6 >
hdd:hdd: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
hdd: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
hdd: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
hdd: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide1: reset timed-out, status=0x80
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Does this mean anything to anyone? How should I tackle this?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 12:00 AM   #2
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It sounds like you have a DMA turned on with a IDE controller that is not well supported by your kernel. You can turn DMA off by passing the ide=nodma argument to your boot loader. Since it is just your hdd (cdrom?) that is being fussed about, you have an opportunity to play with hdparm to turn DMA back on for your hard drive.

Here is a link to a good discussion on this:
http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue76/tag/10.html
 
Old 11-08-2003, 02:13 AM   #3
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hdd was my hard drive and worked fine for quite some time.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 11:40 AM   #4
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Are you saying it is not working now? My understanding is that the kernel will log the errors you posted, and then turn off DMA - at which point your drives will still work, just more slowly.
 
  


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