Harddrive problems

T.Benjamin Buckley tbbuckle at uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 23 07:48:52 PDT 2004

On Apr 23, 2004, at 4:26 AM, Daniel Brewer wrote:

> On 22 Apr 2004, at 6:05 pm, Jonas Norlander wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 08:39:59PM +0100, Daniel Brewer wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I would try to drop the cd-drives and put the harddrives on different
>> ide-channels. I've got two drives that refused to run together on the
>> same channel and gave me symtoms like yours.
>> Also make sure your ide-cabels are OK and that the drives can run in
>> the dma mode the kernel trying to set.
> I haven't tested it fully yet but I moved the ide cables away from 
> each other and the few times it boots it seems to be ok, but that does 
> not prove anything yet!  I would like to put my harddrives onto 
> different channels but the stupid cables will not reach from the 
> harddrive bit up to the cd drives.  Any suggestions to get round that?

longer cables?

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