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Old 08-29-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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ldm_validate_partition_table (): Disk Read Failed message.


Greetings.

Recently I've noticed that when my computer is loading Linux(Mandrake 9.1) y get the error ldm_validate_partition_table (): Disk Read Failed message three consecutive times and then continues to load everything else.

What could be the cause of this error, and how can it be fixed?

If you need any other info, please let me know.

Comp. Specs:
Intel P2 400MHz
192MB RAM
13 and 20 GB HDDs

Thank you.

Take care,

JuanMa
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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It seems that something has corrupted your partition table. The mistake can't be terribly large or your system would be incapable of booting and is probably safe to ignore. Try running fdisk and printing the partition table. This may show upany logical inconsistencies which could be the source of the error. The approach to fixing will depend on the error and may or may not be possible without destroying data.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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Thank you nhs.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:18 AM   #4
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Greetings.

When I run fdisk at Konsole, I get the following messages for both
/dev/hda(20GB) and /dev/hdb(40GB):

/dev/hda
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 38792.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

/dev/hdb
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4865.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Should I leave it, or can I do something to "fix it"?

TIA
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #5
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The 1024 cylinder limit is only a problem with very old software e.g. DOS and shouldn't cause problems with anything you're running. It is interesting though that /dev/hda reports itself as having roughly eight times the number of cylinders as /dev/hdb despite being half the size.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:29 PM   #6
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Do you have a flashcard reader, or something similar plugged in with no card inside? I get that error on boot when I have my flashcard reader plugged in without a memory card in it.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:54 PM   #7
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Greetings.

What should I do then nhs, just leave it as it is, or do you have any suggestions to try out?

mary, I don't have a card reader.

TIA
 
  


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