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Old 10-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question I/O error in syslog. What drive is it?


I'm getting the following error repeatedly in my syslog file. It shows for every sector from 475 - 506. I assume this is a bad thing. However I'm not sure which drive it is. Here is the catch. /dev/hda-b do not exist because the onboard controller failed. The system's first drive is /dev/hdc because of the add-in card. It has a floppy disk drive too. Any ideas?

I found this list but I am not sure how to interpret it. http://www.lanana.org/docs/device-list/devices.txt

Code:
Jul 14 04:40:06 medievalgirl kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:01, sector 475
Linux 2.4.33.3 on Slackware 11.0

hdc: CREATIVECD-RW RW6424E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: IOMEGA ZIPCD3840INT-A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hde: QUANTUM FIREBALLP LM20.4, ATA DISK drive


Quote:
Originally Posted by lspci

root@medievalgirl:/var/log# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0d.0 RAID bus controller: Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT302/302N (rev 02)
00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
00:10.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:10.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 07)
00:11.0 Communication controller: ESS Technology ES2838/2839 SuperLink Modem (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)

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Old 10-19-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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For me, whenever I saw this kind of error messages, it will be the time I tell myself to change the disk asap. You should run dmesg to find out more about what exactly kernel is complaining.

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Old 10-19-2007, 08:51 AM   #3
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dmesg output

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For me, whenever I saw this kind of error messages, it will be the time I tell myself to change the disk asap. You should run dmesg to find out more about what exactly kernel is complaining.
From what I got out of that list was 08:01 is the first partition of the USB drive.


Code:
root@medievalgirl:/var/log# dmesg
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Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU serial number disabled.
CPU:     After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 03
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd993, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfc000000, mapped to 0xc880d000, size 3072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:02e5
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 66MHz system bus speed for PIO modes
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:07.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1488-0x148f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
HPT302: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:0d.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
HPT302: chipset revision 2
HPT302: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
HPT37X: using 33MHz PCI clock
    ide2: BM-DMA at 0x1000-0x1007, BIOS settings: hde:DMA, hdf:pio
    ide3: BM-DMA at 0x1008-0x100f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
hdc: CREATIVECD-RW RW6424E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: IOMEGA ZIPCD3840INT-A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hde: QUANTUM FIREBALLP LM20.4, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
ide2 at 0x14b0-0x14b7,0x14a6 on irq 11
hde: attached ide-disk driver.
hde: host protected area => 1
hde: 39876480 sectors (20417 MB) w/1900KiB Cache, CHS=39560/16/63, UDMA(66)
Partition check:
 hde: [PTBL] [2482/255/63] hde1 hde2 hde3 hde4 < hde5 hde6 hde7 >
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
   8regs     :  1156.000 MB/sec
   32regs    :   639.600 MB/sec
   pIII_sse  :  1432.000 MB/sec
   pII_mmx   :  1567.200 MB/sec
   p5_mmx    :  1651.600 MB/sec
raid5: using function: pIII_sse (1432.000 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 16384)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide2(33,3)) ...
for (ide2(33,3))
reiserfs: replayed 16 transactions in 4 seconds
ide2(33,3):Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 120k freed
Adding Swap: 979956k swap-space (priority -1)
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 96M
agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf8000000
eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html
eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0e.0
eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:D0:B7:46:F1:7D, IRQ 10.
  Board assembly a08922-001, Physical connectors present: RJ45
  Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
  General self-test: passed.
  Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
  Internal registers self-test: passed.
  ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
hdd: attached ide-scsi driver.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
  Vendor: CREATIVE  Model: CD-RW RW6424E     Rev: 1.41
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIPCD3840INT-A    Rev: 1.06
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide2(33,1)) ...
for (ide2(33,1))
ide2(33,1):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide2(33,5)) ...
for (ide2(33,5))
ide2(33,5):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide2(33,6)) ...
for (ide2(33,6))
ide2(33,6):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide2(33,7)) ...
for (ide2(33,7))
ide2(33,7):Using r5 hash to sort names
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
gameport0: Emu10k1 Gameport at 0x14b8 size 8 speed 1217 kHz
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:07.2
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:10.0
uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1440, IRQ 9
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x58f/0x6335) is not claimed by any active driver.
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor: SD/MMC    Model: Card  Reader      Rev: 1.00
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Info fld=0x0, Current 00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Info fld=0x0, Current sd00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
USB Mass Storage support registered.
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 1
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 2
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 3
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 4
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 5
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 6
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 7
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 1
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 2
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 3
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 4
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 5
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 6
scsi singledevice 0 0 1 7
scsi singledevice 0 0 2 0
scsi singledevice 0 0 3 0
scsi singledevice 0 0 4 0
scsi singledevice 0 0 5 0
scsi singledevice 0 0 6 0
scsi singledevice 0 0 7 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 1
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 2
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 3
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 4
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 5
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 6
scsi singledevice 1 0 0 7
scsi singledevice 1 0 1 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 2 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 3 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 4 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 5 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 6 0
scsi singledevice 1 0 7 0
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Info fld=0x0, Current 00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Info fld=0x0, Current sd00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Info fld=0x0, Current 00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Info fld=0x0, Current sd00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Info fld=0x0, Current 00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Info fld=0x0, Current sd00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Info fld=0x0, Current 00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Info fld=0x0, Current sd00:00: sns = f0  2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0xf0 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0xaa 0x55 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
root@medievalgirl:/var/log#
 
Old 10-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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I think your first disk is hde (the QUANTUM FIREBALLP), run 'df -h' should let you see how your filesystem being mounted (you can also check /etc/fstab).

I think I know what happened. You have a USB card reader and there is nothing in it right? It is possible a task or auto-mounting utility is trying to read this USB storage media but found no partition, which resulted in this error message.

By the way, you are using the default kernel from Slackware right? You should consider upgrade to 2.6.x kernel.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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The first hard-disk is hde, yes. hdc and hdd are cdburners. It is the default slack 11 kernel, and a 2.6 was an option, but I wasn't sure how the computer would react to it. I tried installing Debian (cv) on it but it wouldn't even load. lsusb confirms the card-reader is attached. As far as I can tell there is no card in it though.

Technically it is not my computer, it is a friend's. She used to have Win2k on it but the primary drive controller failed and it corrupted the installation. I didn't have a win2k installation disk and neither did she (she came up to visit from NJ and brought her tower but forgot the disk). I replaced the PDC and told her I could install Linux on it. After a few minutes of her playing with KDE she said, "OK, this'll work". So I went ahead with it. Now it has been running fine for a few months, but the other day she rebooted and she couldn't login except with root. I ssh'd her machine logged in and reset her password. Then I started going through dmesg and syslog to find out what happened. This was the most common error so I figured I would start there.

I'm nervous that her hard-drive is failing, but I need more evidence. I haven't seen any SMART errors in the logs, and hdparm says it is enabled. That is why I was wondering what drive that device code is pointing to.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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Is just complaining that there is no partition found (because your sda is a memory card reader and there is no memory card in it). It seems harmless to me.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:34 PM   #7
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It shows for every sector from 475 - 506. I assume this is a bad thing.
When the card is in it tosses an error for sector 0 only. When the card is in it shows 475 - 506. I think the memory card is corrupt. ???
 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:40 PM   #8
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FYI, you could have entered "file /dev/sd*".
example:
Code:
/dev/sda:  block special (8/0)
/dev/sda1: block special (8/1)
/dev/sda2: block special (8/2)
/dev/sda3: block special (8/3)
/dev/sda5: block special (8/5)
/dev/sda6: block special (8/6)
/dev/sdb:  block special (8/16)
/dev/sdb1: block special (8/17)
/dev/sdc:  block special (8/32)
/dev/sdc1: block special (8/33)
/dev/sdc2: block special (8/34)
/dev/sdd:  block special (8/48)
/dev/sdd1: block special (8/49)
 
Old 10-20-2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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When the card is in it tosses an error for sector 0 only. When the card is in it shows 475 - 506. I think the memory card is corrupt. ???

Possible. Had you tried another memory card reader? You should test the memory card with another card reader just to be sure it is still working.
 
  


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