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Old 04-14-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
jeanluc_orsai
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Skipping failing HD detection


Hi,

I have 2 IDE hard drives, hda and hdc.
hdc has Linux, hda has Windows 2000 and works fine.

However, no matter which Linux distro I use, it will always complain about timeouts at hda and similar errors. This is very annoying because it makes the boot-up process *minutes* because of the errors and retries. So,

- Is there a way to specify the kernel "ignore hda when you do the system checking" ?
- Has anybody an idea of why this could happen?
The disk works apparently fine in Windows, but I have tried all combinations and the error is always on the same disc (interchanging hda-hdb, hda-hdc, etc). It's only 6 Gb, so there is no "bios patch" or similar things that would lead to problems with linux. I could even install Linux on the "failing" disk, but then it wouldn't boot...

Thanks in advance
 
Old 04-14-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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"- Is there a way to specify the kernel "ignore hda when you do the system checking" ?"

You could try editing /etc/fstab and commenting out the entries for /dev/hda by placing a # at the beginning of each line that describes a hda partition. If you want to use a partition on hda you would have to mount it with the mount command before you access it.

"- Has anybody an idea of why this could happen?"

The most likely reason it that you don't have the correct driver for that hard drive in your kernel.

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