Skipping failing HD detection
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