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Old 12-09-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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HDD support (kernel differences)

It's Seagate Hard Disk - ST3123A (102MB) .. and it's still stable and don't have any bad sectors (i'm 100% sure).

Well .. this is the problem when i boot IPCop floppy boot disk :
kernel: hda: drive not ready for command
hda: status error: status=0x01 { Error }
hda: status error: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }

I have tried FreeSCO before .. and i didn't have any problems .. everything worked fine .. but i needed dynamic shaper .. so i tried installing linux distro with a newer kernel than the freesco one.

It seems that the kernel is the problem.
Freesco 3.4 is using about 2.0.40 kernel (if i'm not wrong)
And IPCop is using a newer kernel.(2.4.x)
Old 12-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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could be a filesystem problem, the new kernel doesn't have support for the filesystem used on the old kernel
Old 12-10-2005, 02:54 AM   #3
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Well .. the FS was UMSDOS (if i'm not wrong)
But decided not to use this HDD so i plugged 2 WDC Caviar 1170 (170MB) .. and it seems that the kerlnel don't have any problems with them .. and they are formated at FAT16 too(like the Seagate).
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Re-compile the kernel with multimode. It should be in the IDE section if you run make menuconfig.
Old 12-13-2005, 10:25 AM   #5
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thanks , but this a standard kernel compilation of a installation disk of IPCop.

BTW. I've managed to install on the WDC HDDs Zipslack .. and the PC is now a low-traffic router+shaper


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