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Re: DriveReady SeekComplete Error

Fernando T C Brandt wrote:
> I am running Debian 2.2 and kernel 2.2.15 on a Pentium II 266, 128MB.
> My 3 hard disks are reported at boot time as follows:
> hda: Maxtor 90430D3, 4028MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=1023/128/63, UDMA
> hdb: QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3200A, 3067MB w/76kB Cache, CHS=779/128/63, DMA
> hdc: FUJITSU MPE3136AT, 13031MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=26476/16/63, UDMA
> At present, Debian/GNU-Linux is on hdb and on hda I have windows.
> The Fujitsu disk is my newest addition to the box. I am planing to move
> Linux to this new 13GB environment. Unfortunately, I am not being able
> to use the new disk!!
> What is happening is that, already at the boot time, I get the
> following message during the partition check:
>  Partition check:
>  hda: hda1
>  hdb: hdb1 hdb2 < hdb5 hdb6 hdb7 hdb8 hdb9 >
>  hdc:hdc: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
>  hdc: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=0, sector=0
>  end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 0
>  unable to read partition table    
> If I try to use fdisk, the following is produced
> brandt:/proc/ide/ide0/hda# fdisk /dev/hdc
> Unable to read /dev/hdc 
> At first I though that perhaps the disk was damaged. However, I have
> booted windows and partioned and formated it, whitout any problems.
> Then when I boot Linux again, I get the same DriveReady SeekComplete
> Error message.
> I know that there are some documentation at
> /usr/src/linux/Documentation/ide.txt, but that did not help me very
> much (mainly because of my lack of understanding).

hdparm might fix this without having to recompile the kernel.
You can read what others did with similar problems in the
debian-user archive of www.geocrawler.com.


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