[svlug] Really wierd hd errors
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Aug 4 03:27:02 PDT 2000
On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 09:47:32PM -0700, Stephen R. Savitzky wrote:
> Jan-Albert Venter <JAVenter at africon.co.za> writes:
> > IDE0 HD-Reset Error Device Busy
> > IDE0 IRQ Timeout
> > That repeated about 5 times before I saw
> > HDB not ready for command
> > Thereafter for the next 9 hours every reboot would do a filesystem check,
> > fix the same ones and the process would repeat before bootup was completed.
> > All through this my little windows install (games) on the same drive was
> > working no worse than ever.
> The windows install is on a different part of the disk; probably at the
> beginning (i.e. close to cylinder 0).
> > I am completely stumped, it sounds like hardware errors but it only seems to
> > affect Linux, the drive is a 20GB Western Digitall thats less than 6 months
> > old.
> ... so it's not surprising that problems elsewhere on the disk only
> affect Linux. It's possible that the drive is failing to seek past a
> certain track.
Just a "me to". I've had drives start failing under Linux several months
before they completely crapped out under Windows.
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