Help: I/O error, dev hde, sector XXXXXXXXX
I am running Fedora Core 3 on a Dell PowerEdge 6000 Server. It has 3 IDE controllers built into it.
I have two IDE controllers, the one embedded with the server (with three channels) and a PCI Ultra 100 TX2 that was bundled with a Western Digital 160GB drive.
My embedded IDE has connected to the primary channel my system drive (Samsung). The ternary channel is meant only to be used with CDs and DVD drives - so I have my CD ROM attached to it. For performance purposes, I installed the Ultra 100 TX2 card, and connected the Western Digital to that IDE controller - I run Oracle and I like to keep my /home partition under a different physical drive.
I've had the server for quite a while (Since RH 7.0), and since the early stages I've had the following issue, however, it has been a lot more frequent lately and I have no idea why.
The issue is that the PCI Ultra 100 TX2 BIOS recognizes the WD drive, Fedora hass no problem (sees it as hde). After the server has been up for a while, I get an I/O error message and I have to bring the server down. When I bring it down, if I reboot, the PCI Ultra 100 TX2 card no longer recognizes the WD drive unless I physycally turn the server off (no power). After I power up, everything goes back to normal.
I have no clue if this is the Drive, the IDE cable, the card, the PCI slot, or the OS. It doesn't seem like an OS or PCI issue because by powering off powering on the server, everything works, but you never know....
I would really appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction.
Last edited by leisure; 05-28-2005 at 02:35 AM.