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Old 07-07-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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hard disk errors in FC1

Hi all, I'm new here and have a bit of a problem, not sure what sort of detaled info you will require to help, so please just ask and i will supply what I can

I have 2 80gb drives plugged into my FC1 system

they are detected as hdc and hdd (on ide1)

the bios detects them fine, here is the dmesg extract

ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ICH2: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.1
ICH2: chipset revision 1
ICH2: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xb800-0xb807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xb808-0xb80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: Maxtor 52049U4, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c040cfc0, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: MAXTOR 6L080J4, ATA DISK drive
hdd: MAXTOR 6L080J4, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c040d41c, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c040d55c, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 40020624 sectors (20491 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39703/16/63, UDMA(66)
hdc: attached ide-disk driver.
hdc: host protected area => 1
hdc: 156355584 sectors (80054 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=155114/16/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
 hdc: [PTBL] [9732/255/63] hdc1
 hdd:end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 2
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 4
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 6
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 2
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 4
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 6
 unable to read partition table
ide: late registration of driver.
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
now I ran smartctl -a /dev/hdd and the disk is reporting its fine and dandy, but i cant format it or mount it, or detect it with some disk tools
what could be the problem? all help appreciated

Thanks all
Old 07-08-2004, 01:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Pheo. I'm no expert, but obviously /dev/hdd isn't happy. Did hdc and hdd ever play nicely together in a previous life, or are these both new disks? If it's the latter, then perhaps hdd is defective in some way. Other questions: With hdd as the secondary slave, is it jumpered correctly? What are the results of running: fdisk -l ?

I'm afraid I can't offer any insight, but perhaps others can. Good luck with the project -- J.W.


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