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Old 06-10-2004, 06:02 AM   #1
G-wizz
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Unhappy ide-cd: cmd 0x42 timed out


I'm having serious problems with my CD-ROM under Mandrake 10.0. Eery minute or so it tries to read the CD-ROM - whether or not there's a CD in it - fails dismally, and locks up for up to 10 seconds while it's doing so.

I've tried following advice in another thread (sorry, can't post a link as the forum thinks I'm a spammer!) about a very similar problem to fiddle with the PCI boot options (as per dmesg: "PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'"), but it did not resolve this.

Can anyone help? My box is almost unusable at the moment...

Relevant extract from /var/log/messages:

Jun 10 06:17:23 localhost kernel: hdd: status error: error=0x00
Jun 10 06:17:23 localhost kernel: hdd: drive not ready for command
Jun 10 06:17:23 localhost kernel: hdd: status error: status=0x7f { DriveReady DeviceFault SeekComplete DataRequest CorrectedError Index Error }
Jun 10 06:17:23 localhost kernel: hdd: status error: error=0x7fIllegalLengthIndication EndOfMedia Aborted Command MediaChangeRequested LastFailedSense 0x07
Jun 10 06:17:23 localhost kernel: hdd: drive not ready for command
Jun 10 06:17:26 localhost kernel: hdd: ATAPI reset complete
Jun 10 06:17:26 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: status=0x7f { DriveReady DeviceFault SeekComplete DataRequest CorrectedError Index Error }
Jun 10 06:17:26 localhost kernel: hdd: packet command error: error=0x7f
Jun 10 06:17:26 localhost kernel: hdd: request sense failure: status=0x7f { DriveReady DeviceFault SeekComplete DataRequest CorrectedError Index Error }
Jun 10 06:17:26 localhost kernel: hdd: request sense failure: error=0x7fIllegalLengthIndication EndOfMedia Aborted Command MediaChangeRequested LastFailedSense 0x07
Jun 10 06:17:32 localhost kernel: ide-cd: cmd 0x42 timed out
Jun 10 06:17:32 localhost kernel: hdc: lost interrupt
 
Old 06-10-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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What is the make and model of your CD-ROM drive?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
G-wizz
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Don't know - how do I find out?

It doesn't seem to show up in Harddrake, rather ominously...
 
Old 06-11-2004, 03:57 AM   #4
G-wizz
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Oh well, I fiddled about with a few more things last night and got nowhere, so I reinstalled Mandrake from CD and that's cured the problem.

Its just occurred to me that the problem got much worse after I recently had to reinstall the drakxtools package - including harddrake - so maybe that exacerbate it. Anyway, it's sorted now - thanks anyway.
 
  


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