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Old 07-02-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal is stalling during loading...


When I use any Linux distribution it takes an insane amount of time doing I don't know what... all I know is its related to the harddrives from the output it gives me...

With other Linux distributions, it used to be one minute or so to then give me this:
hde: no response (status = 0xfe)

Then another minute and this:
hdg: no response (status = 0xfe)

(Not 100% sure about the drive letters.)

Now with SuSE 9.1 Personal it's a disgusting 3-4 minute wait for EACH of these!

hde: no response (status = 0xfe)
hdg: no response (status = 0xfe)
hde: no response (status = 0xfe), resetting drive
hde: no response (status = 0xfe)
hdg: no response (status = 0xfe), resetting drive

And it's an unbearable wait! I can't stand waiting that long just to get into Linux...

What can I do!? Help me out here, I wanna boot into my SuSE quickly...

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Old 07-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
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If suse could boot at all, I'm assuming it could find correctly your hda. What are these drives it found? hde, hdg? Do you have these? Are they cdrom or hdd? Are they ok?

You can edit fstab, to not try to mount these drives, just by commenting the lines referring to them. But this way you completely skip it.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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I don't have these drives. I don't know why it looks for them so feverishly. How am I supposed to edit a file that is on a CD? :P I need a more practical solution... but thanks though.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #4
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Are you running a live cd? I mean, I thought you had suse personal installed.

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Old 07-03-2004, 08:27 AM   #5
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Well, it happens during install and after I installed it, during the boot up. It pisses me off... Sorry, misunderstanding from my part. What do I need to edit exactly?
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:59 AM   #6
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Open a console and do
cat /etc/fstab

And post here the results. This file lists what storage device trhere are on the pc, and where to mount them. Maybe we can edit this and have linux not trying to find it.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:07 PM   #7
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the hde and hdg are SATA chips,

current linux kernel has some problem with Sil SATA chips, you can try to find the driver for your SATA chipset for linux and install to fix the issue.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #8
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There appears to be a driver for it at Asus Motherboard Drivers, but I am very hesitant to install it, it suppourts SUSE 8.x and I'm running 9.1 at the moment. The real reason that I am hesitant though is because the readme file doesn't really explain how to install it other than when you actuall instal Linux - how would you install it post OS installation?

This is the contents of my fstab file, there is no pointers to hde or hdg...

Code:
/dev/hdb2            /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/hdb1            /windows/C           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb3            swap                 swap       pri=42                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
/dev/cdrom           /media/cdrom         subfs      fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        subfs      fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
For more info:
My motherborad is also ASUS A7N8X Deluxe.
I run a 2.1ghz AMD XP 2600+ (ironic, i know...) with 4 ide drives,
Two 80 Gig Samsung HDD and
Two IDE CD Drives

There are two SATA plugs on the motherboard, both empty.

It would probably be better if I could actually get these SATA ports up and ready for action, but to be honest, all I really want for now is to be able to load Linux quickly. I run a dual-boot system, so I switch from OS to OS quite often.

Much appreciation!

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Old 10-09-2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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If as an option you add the line "hde=none hdg=none" to the kernel option in YaST, or just append them both to the boot options, it will skip them.
 
  


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