HDs at boot up
I have a error come up while the kernel is booting, although it doesn't
affect the machine it makes the kernel loading take much longer than it should.
I am running woody and I have one HD (hda) its an IDE.
During boot up I get the following
ide1: SIS5513 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
hda: WDC AC21200H, ATA DISK drive
hdc: no response (status = 0xa1), resetting drive
hdc: no response (status = 0xa1)
hdd: no response (status = 0xa1), resetting drive
hdd: no response (status = 0xa1)
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: WDC AC21200H, 1222MB w/128kb Cache, CHS=621/64/63
It then goes on to probe the floppy drive, then look for scsi (none) and on
to the partitions.
I have no hdc and hdd however its probing for them, why? This takes a fair
bit of time since there are no HDs there and I have never seen this before
(although I don't have much experience :-)
One last thing my HD has that might be causing a problem is that is has
EZ-BIOS from Maxtor installed (this loads before lilo). Its not something
I need, however I can't get rid of it. It was installed long ago when this
machine had another HD and needed EZ-BIOS to recognize the 10GB HD. I
removed the Maxtor HD awhile ago, however EZ-BIOS won't uninstall because
it can no longer find a Maxtor HD attached to the computer. Considering
the effort to get a Maxtor HD attached, I have just left it there.