Re: Errors in hd IO, exec server, and a query about SCSI cards
> I have fooled with this for some time. I am using the Debian GNU/Hurd
> packages from the ftp site, as per recommendations. The kernal itself
> seems to boot fine, but I get this error right before it starts the
> exec server:
> hd12: bad access: block=28, count=2
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:42, sector 28
That is an error from the disk driver. Does it really say `hd12'??
> However, it does go on:
> Hurd server boostrap: ext2fs.static[hd1s1] execext2fs.static:
> ../../libdiskfs/boot-start.c:412: diskfs_execboot_fsys_startup: Unexpected
> error: No such file or directory.
That error means it failed to find /servers/exec (which should be an empty
file, but must exist) in the root partition. Given your others problems, I
think that is in fact because of the disk driver problem crashing the
> memory_object_data_request(0x0, 0x0, 0x2000, 0x1000, 0x1) failed,
That is a message from the kernel saying that a pager (one of the
filesystem's internal pagers) didn't respond properly. It is most likely
just more fallout from the problem with the disk.
> I have an ugly suspicion that these are linked. What exactly does this
> mean, and does anyone have suggestions for fixing it?
> Also, while detecting my disks, the kernel claims that it has 'failed to
> initalized WD-700 SCSI card!' (number maybe different, I only caught it on
> the fly as it shot by). Is this autodetection, or should I disable it
I get that too. I think it's autodetection of something I don't have.
You could always try building a kernel with just the devices you need.