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Old 10-26-2002, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question Hard drive too noisy when running Linux

I have Linux RH 7.2 kernel 2.4.10-34 on my Dell Inspiron laptop with a Hitachi hard drive. Every time I run Linux, the hard drive have some cracking sound and noisy. This problem does not happen with the windows partition. I don't know what happen and how to fix it. Please help me!
Old 10-26-2002, 06:25 PM   #2
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There's no way that one operating system can make a drive more noisey than another. Are you sure its not just the usual disk noises as the heads seek and just your seeing disk activity under Linux (I don't see why you should mind you)


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Sometimes I heard an unsual crack sound, not frequent but a few in about 2-3 hours. Some day it happen, some day not. I don't know what the problem is.
Old 10-27-2002, 06:40 PM   #4
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it's most probably and ACPI issue. but are you sure that it is the drive? In general, the way linux accesses your hardware is very different compared to that of Windows'.. Check your logs when there 'crackiling sounds' occur:

tail -f /var/log/messages

It would most likely reflect any problems related to this.
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I've err .. noticed my CD tray makes whirring noises when I put a new CD in, but I can never hear whirring if it's a music CD.



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