Harddrive problems

Declan Moriarty declan.moriartyt at ntlworld.ie
Tue Apr 20 03:50:43 PDT 2004


Tony Sequeira enlightened us
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 09:49:31 +0100, Daniel Brewer wrote
> 
> > 
> > 
> > On 20 Apr 2004, at 9:17 am, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > 
> > > Daniel Brewer enlightened us
> > >> I have recently brought a new harddrive (a seagate drive) and put
> it 
> > >> in
> > >> with a maxtor drive  I already had.  I am running kernel 2.6.5. 
> > Every
> > >> so often I get kernel panics when the system is booting and trying
> to
> > >> set up the second harddrive.  It never occurs two boots in a row.  
> > >> When
> > >> I get an error it looks like this:
> > >>
> > >> hda: ST380011A, ATA DISK drive
> > >> hda: IRQ probe failed (0xfcba)
> > >> hdb: M ...garbage..., ATA DISK drive
> > >> hdb: set_drive_speed_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete
> > >> Error}
> 
> ISTR a kernel option that specifies this very message (somewhere in the
> IDE drivers? section, maybe generic, sorry, I'm at work).  It also
> reckons that the option should be turned on (maybe off?) if this error
> occurs.  Maybe worth your while examining this possibility before
> getting your hands dirty.


"Use DMA by default when available". That's the kernel option :-).
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	With best Regards,


	Declan Moriarty.



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