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Old 05-23-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Unusual IDE device names


I just installed Fedora 4 on a box with a new motherboard and chip. I used one of my spare 10 GB IDE drives to install Linux on. I then added a 40 GB IDE drive that had a FAT32 partition and a ext3 partition (20 GB each). I was hoping to get access to the ext3 partition but was not counting on it. Then I was going to format the entire drive to ext3.

When I added the drive to my system and booted up linux, the kernel said it was scanning all volumes and has renamed my 10 GB hard drive from hda to VolGroup00-LogVol00 in /dev/mapper and has named my 40 GB drive to VolGroup00-LogVol01 in /dev/mapper. Looking at dsemg it appears that the 40 GB drive is corrupt and probably the cause of the hard drive device name changes.

If I reformat the 40 GB drive will it revert back to a normal naming convention or do I need to take additional steps?

Thanks,
Herman Radtke

Logs posted here...

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
02:01.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 536EP Data Fax Modem
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)



dmesg
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: WDC WD102AA, ATA DISK drive
hdb: ATAPI DVD-ROM 16X, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 20044080 sectors (10262 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=19885/16/63, UDMA(66)
hda: cache flushes not supported
hda: hda1 hda2
hdc: max request size: 128KiB
hdc: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
hdc: cache flushes supported
hdc:<4>hdc: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x21
hdc: DMA timeout error
hdc: dma timeout error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }

ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc1 hdc2 hdc3 hdc4 <<4>hdc: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x21
hdc: DMA timeout error
hdc: dma timeout error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }

ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc5 >
 
Old 05-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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The Fedora 4 default install creates 2 partitions (your hda1, hda2) /boot and a LVM partition ( labeled VolGroup00-LogVol00)that contains / and swap. Your 40GB drive also appears to have a LVM partition which was named VolGroup00-LogVol01. There appear to be 4+ partitons but due do errors I can not tell if there are any logical partitions. Any partition not LVM can be accessed like /dev/hdc1. Without seeing how the drives are actually partitioned this appears to be normal.

The hard drive error could be due to a drive issue with the intel chipset but most likely it is an indication that it is going bad.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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The install is brand new. If I installed Fedora 4 again and manually created my partitions, as opposed to druid, I could get around this?
 
Old 05-23-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Yes, BTW LVM stands for logical volume managent. You can google for more info but in a nutshell it allows one to expand storage capacity by adding drives easily.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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I have a similar problem. Fedora 4, ATA/100 PCI card, 46GB Maxtor with similar errors. I have data I'd like to recover. I also have ATA/133 PCI card with two other drives which are configured under LVM. I'm confident if I get the ATA/100 - 46GB combo working, I can get my data off and then I can rebuild that machine without the problem some 46G drive.
 
  


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