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Re: Problem creating filesystem



Thanks for the idea, but yeah - I did.  I tried the obvious options of explicitly jumpering one device master and one slave, jumpering them both cable select, and the less obvious jumpering them 1 CS and the other slave ( not a good idea )

Anyway, my somewhat final analysis was based on trying the drives (1 at a time) in a different system, where it was the only device on the IDE channel.

Each drive did the same, and the same problem persisted.  I even tried booting into Windows command line and using that version of fdisk to rezap the boot record and table.  But to no avail.

It remains a possibility that my AMD64 configuration ruined them, but I can't be certain.  All I'm certain of is that both drives are now pooched and I am not planning on making any file systems with my nice AMD64 system.

I have a workaround, so it's not serious.  Just annoying.
:)
Bill


Paul Brook wrote:
Sep 1 19:32:59 localhost kernel: hdd: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x41
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: hdd: DMA timeout error
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: hdd: dma timeout error: status=0xf1 {Busy
} Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel:
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: hdd: DMA disabled
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: ide1: reset: master: error (0x7f?)
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: hdd: set_geometry_intr: status=0x71
{DriveReady DeviceFault SeekComplete Error }
Sep 1 19:33:09 localhost kernel: hdd: set_geometry_intr: error=0x04
{DriveStatusError }
    

Have you tried swapping drives/jumpers round so that the problematic drive is 
the master? Possibly also try putting it on its own channel.

Misconfigured multiple-drive IDE setups will often appear to work, then give 
strange errors. 

I've seen problems when mixing master/slave drives with different 
capabilities, particularly when the master was a cdrom drive. AFAICT this is 
caused by buggy drive hardware/firmware, and the only solution is to move 
things about till you find a configuration that works.

Paul


  

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