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I have Linux RH 7.2 kernel 2.4.10-34 on my Dell Inspiron laptop with a Hitachi hard drive. Every time I run Linux, the hard drive have some cracking sound and noisy. This problem does not happen with the windows partition. I don't know what happen and how to fix it. Please help me!
There's no way that one operating system can make a drive more noisey than another. Are you sure its not just the usual disk noises as the heads seek and just your seeing disk activity under Linux (I don't see why you should mind you)
it's most probably and ACPI issue. but are you sure that it is the drive? In general, the way linux accesses your hardware is very different compared to that of Windows'.. Check your logs when there 'crackiling sounds' occur:
tail -f /var/log/messages
It would most likely reflect any problems related to this.