Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2004, 06:54 AM   #1
john mccall
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: slackware 8.1
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Dell Poweredge 700 locks up when mounting second SATA drive.

I've been using Slackware 8.1 with Linux Kernel reliably for 6 months on my Dell Poweredge 700 using the included single SATA hard drive. I just purchased a Maxstore SATA drive and went through the steps to partition and format it. There were no reported bad blocks when I ran e2fsck (yep, it's partitioned type 83, formated ext2), so I figured that I should be "good to go." However, after it's mounted and I attempt to COPY an existing file from my boot drive/partition to the mounted directory, it locks up.

More specificly, the system will no longer be able to either read from the boot drive, write to the boot drive, read from the new mounted drive, or write to the mounted drive. While the result is observable, there is no error displayed or recorded; the later probably being the result of the problem I'm having.

Some relevent info from dmesg follows:

ata1: PATA max UDMA/33 cmd 0x1F0 ctl 0x3F6 bmdma 0xFEA0 irq 14
ata1: dev 0 cfg 49:0f00 82:0000 83:0000 84:0000 85:0000 86:0000 87:0000 88:0407
ata1: dev 0 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/33
scsi0 : ata_piix
scsi1 : ata_piix
Vendor: ATA Model: ST340014AS Rev: 8.05
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
Vendor: ATA Model: Maxtor 6Y080M0 Rev: YAR5
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
SCSI device sda: 78125000 512-byte hdwr sectors (40000 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
sda: sda1 sda2
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sdb: 160086528 512-byte hdwr sectors (81964 MB)
SCSI device sdb: drive cache: write back
sdb: sdb1
Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi1, channel 0, id 1, lun 0

Any help or background information anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Old 11-14-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
john mccall
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: slackware 8.1
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Follow up:

Well, just found another way of locking up the system. Seems that when I query the drive using:

hdparm -tT /dev/sdb

it immediately fails, as apposed to what I get when querying the first SATA drive:

hdparm -tT /dev/sda

Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.29 seconds =435.44 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.15 seconds = 55.85 MB/sec

I find it hard to believe that it could be the new Maxtor drive causing this as I can apparently do everything to prep it for mounting.

Again, any help what so ever would be appreciated...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian Sarge on Dell Sata Drive kishoyian Debian 15 11-27-2005 03:14 PM
Mounting a SATA hard drive ozymandias Linux - Newbie 3 08-14-2005 02:35 PM
Dell PowerEdge SC420 Install SATA gabriellai Linux - Hardware 11 06-28-2005 08:51 AM
Not able to find/configure eth0 interface on Dell Poweredge 700 nageshs Linux - Networking 5 03-04-2005 03:12 PM
Installing Fedora on Dell 8300 with Promise SATA drive eurynome Fedora - Installation 1 04-26-2004 12:26 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration