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Old 04-09-2004, 06:11 AM   #1
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Linux box reboots itself after awhile!


I have had my linux box reboot itself with redhat and fedora after awhile. It would just go anf reboot out of know where. Noticed it reboots when i am not using the machine. I checked the system logs and this is what i have found to be interesting.
Apr 9 06:50:16 linux smartd[1055]: Device: /dev/hda, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!
Apr 9 06:55:33 linux syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Apr 9 06:55:33 linux syslog: syslogd startup succeeded


I get a lot of these errors and thought maybe this is the cause of my rebooting?

Currectly i am running Fedora Core 2 test 2 on an emachin running a p4 1.8gig with 512 megs of ram.

Any suggestions to look at to see what else maybe causing my machine to reboot?


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Old 04-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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Device: /dev/hda, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!

you can lost all data in primary master disk. it maybe reboots cause of bad sectors. chnage your disk
 
Old 04-09-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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You might also check to be sure your CPU fan is is running properly. I have had several computers in the past thatstarted behaving very strangely, and it turned out the CPU fan bearing was starting to fail (fan balde did not turn freely with the power off).

Replacing the fan with a new one corrected the random problems.

Bob
 
Old 04-09-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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Sounds like you have a flaky HD. If HDA is failing self tests, it may have bad sectors or a faulty motor.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:33 AM   #5
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I just replaced the processor as it was dead when i got the box. it was given to me as they told me if icould fix it have it. so the fan and cpu are good on it. What ill do to check the hd, i will boot up on a linux live cd and let it run for a few days and see if it reboots with the live cd running. if it doesnt than i know that the hd is going bad. i am not to worried about the hd as i am only using it to learn linux. so i will just go out and get another drive for the system if thats the case.

Thanks for the help, ill keep you all posted on what the problem is.

Garrett
 
Old 04-13-2004, 03:51 PM   #6
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This is odd, i decided to try and install mandrake 10 to see if that would give me any issues. Well to my surpise, mandrake has been running for 2 days straight and has not rebooted on me. Knock on wood. It makes me wonder if fedora and redhat have some kind of bug that causes my machine to reboot all the time.


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Old 04-14-2004, 03:02 AM   #7
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i dont think redhat nor fedora have bugs about rebooting. i have two redhat 8.0 which works as nameserver, file server, email server, firewall, cache proxy server.. etc. they never reboots. maybe some crital system files were writen on bad sectors when u run with redhat.

actually i have a computer with hdd which fails smart check. that hdd doesnt have bad sectors. redhat and fedora works on it. i use this computer for tests and learning as u do.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:51 PM   #8
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My brother in law had some problems getting Fedora to install on his scsi drive. When he replaced it with an IDE hd it installed perfectly.

Mandrake installed on the SCSI fine. I don't have an answer as to why...
 
  


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