Thanks for your help Jeff.During my experiments I plugged an unpluged the drive numerous times. I also tried another SATA cable, but same thing. Even on the other motherboard SATA plug. I closely examined the drive and it seems right. like new in fact. The motherboard is even newer, and so is the cable.
Is your idea consistent with the fact that the drive is _alays_ recognized in the bios, and _always_ recognized in linux ? All the time it fails with the messages "nv_sata: Primary/Secondary device removed" a few seconds after the console promt is displayed. Sometimes I have the time to mount the drive, sometimes not even.
Later, GoM Le 15 févr. 05, à 17:50, Jeff Garzik a écrit :
Guillaume Laurès wrote:Hello, Here is a small report in attachement, done with 2.6.11-rc4.---------------------------------------------------------------------- -- * Hardware is nforce3 250GB, booting debian pure64 on pata (Maxtor 30Gb 6E030L0) drive. The goal is to mount data found on a sata disk (seagate 200Gb ST3200822AS). The pata drive holds / and lvm partition with /usr, /var /tmp and /home. The ultimate goal is to switch all this to the sata drive, which already holds a (barely used) swap partition.* Soon after boot the console displays: nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed ... nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device removed nv_sata: Primary device added nv_sata: Primary device added and the sata disk seems to spin down at the same time.This is currently on 2.6.11-rc4, although I got the same behaviour with 2.6.10 and 2.6.11-rc3. Removing power from the drive and pluging it again seems to make te drive work some time , until it spins down again...Seems like the hotplug code is triggering. That signals to me there is some connection problem. Maybe you have a bad cable, or maybe the cable is just seated improperly in one of the two SATA plugs.It's also possible your motherboard or drive SATA plug is faulty, but I would replace the cable first.Jeff -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-amd64-REQUEST@lists.debian.orgwith a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org