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Re: Is this a bad, bad sign? (harddisk problem?)

You wrote:
>On Sun, May 04, 1997 at 10:23:39PM +0000, Sam Ockman wrote:
>> hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
>It could be just an incompatibility of some kind between your hard disk,
>disk controller, and Linux, or something. Try disabling DMA; there
>should be a boot parameter to do that (see the BootPrompt-HOWTO).

Speaking of incompatibilities, I had an irq request error (DriveReady
SeekComplete ...) after I added a 3rd hard drive.  The problem turned
out to be with my PnP sound card, and the fix was to use DMA 3 for
sound (not 0 or 1.)

So, if you have any  PnP devices -- check their settings, too.


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