[SOLVED] Debian Squeeze PowerPC on an iBook and relentless DriveReady SeekComplete Errors
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No matter what I try to install I get that error, with different sectors each time. I can install .debs using dpkg just fine, I can compile source code. apt-get just won't work.
I've been reading about this for hours, and the machine is currently running e2fsck -c on the main filesystem. It is a more or less never ending stream of those errors with a few that reference task_pio_intr rather than dma_intr thrown in for good measure.
I've been reading for hours but I haven't found anything on the google or forums that matches my problem(or atleast not that I could understand).
From my research I've tried hdparm to change the DMA mode, slower and faster and no luck, removing the .bins in one of the apt folders, and reinstalling debian.
I've read the posts I could find on here, and mostly the problem seemed to be intermittent for them. For me it is only when I use apt-get, and now apparently e2fsck(badblocks). It happens every single time with apt, I can't use it to install anything. But i've done plenty of other file operations without a bump.
Any suggestions would be most welcome! Especially an in depth explanation of what that message means. I'm happy to do my own research and work, I just have no idea what's going on!
e2fsck -c fixed it, after a while of rewriting blocks and cloning duplicates. Had to run it twice to get rid of all the errors, after the first time it ran fsck at startup. I then reinstalled apt manually from a local .deb and its working fine now.