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Old 06-02-2006, 08:12 AM   #1
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HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Invalid argument

when i give this command

[root@localhosts ~]# hdparm /dev/sda

HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Invalid argument
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 8924/255/63, sectors = 73407868928,
start = 0

i am having scsi hard-disk so that's why error is coming or what?
This type of error occurs on my machine what is the way to solve the problem.
Old 06-02-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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Yes. I believe multimode is a ATA thing, not SCSI parameter.
The hdparm was designed with ATA disks in mind.
From the hdparm:
Originally Posted by man hdparm
hdparm provides a command line interface to various hard disk ioctls supported by the stock Linux ATA/IDE device driver subsystem.

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