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Old 03-21-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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hda error

when i start my redhat linux i recieve 'drive seek error' what does it mean.
Old 03-21-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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without more information we can only guess. could be a drive hiccup, could be a dying drive. have you checked your logs? /var/log/messages /var/log/syslog? tried running smartd to grab any smart error codes the drive is generating?
Old 03-21-2005, 08:25 PM   #3
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The message means the drive wasn't able to find something on the disk. As for the value of the message, see what tommyj27 wrote.


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