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Old 08-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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kernel: hda: status error


I'm having seriously problems on one of my servers, the customer is restarting the machine because he says "the service stop working and i have to press restart button on the server"

This is what i have seen on the /var/log/messages

The OS is CentOS. Is this a Hard disk drive error?

Aug 19 09:44:24 myserver kernel: hda: status error: status=0x00 { }
Aug 19 09:44:24 myserver kernel: hda: status error: error=0x00
Aug 19 09:44:24 myserver kernel: hda: status error: status=0x81 { Busy }
Aug 19 09:44:24 myserver kernel: hda: status error: error=0x01IllegalLengthIndication
Some commands that hope could help:

# df -h
S.ficheros Tamaņo Usado Disp Uso% Montado en
/dev/sda2 458G 3,6G 431G 1% /
/dev/sda1 99M 12M 82M 13% /boot
none 1008M 0 1008M 0% /dev/shm

# fdisk -l

Disco /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 60801 cilindros
Unidades = cilindros de 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disposit. Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 60687 487363905 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 60688 60801 915705 82 Linux swap
Old 08-19-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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First thing with such HDD errors is usually to check the cables.

Is it a IDE or SATA drive? SATA drives are espeically vulnerable to cable connection problems, both SATA cable and SATA power supply cable. So you can check them or even replace them.


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