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Old 05-10-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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Linux gives a bad message while booting

When linux boots, it just hangs up and repeatedly gives the following message

hda: DMA interrupt recovery
hda: lost interrupt

the version is Mandrake Linux 10.1

Someone please help me because it is urgent, iam a student and i have to finish my project on linux platform.
Old 05-10-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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If you have "enhanced mode" for your IDE drives selected in your BIOS, try changing it to "compatibility mode." That "fixed" a similar problem for me.

Alternative possibility: Loose or oxidized drive cables. Unplug and re-plug in each drive cable to "clean" the connection.
Old 05-10-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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I have these error messages on my server for 3 years. Never lost a bit.

Uhm... if you run a fschk and you don't get any errors, maybe you can ignore it.

Old 05-11-2006, 07:26 AM   #4
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before recieving this message , there is also a message like this

hdd: IRQ query failed
hdc: IRQ query failed

can someone please help me to sort this problem, because linux is just not starting, it just hangs up there with above messages on the screen.


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