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Re: [OT] kernel panic; I/O error -- hardware failure?

On Monday 10 January 2005 18:31, nori heikkinen wrote:
> hey all,
> friday afternoon, my computer suddenly went offline and became
> un-ping-able.  upon getting home and checking it out, i saw it wasn't
> responding to any keyboard or mouse input.  i hard-rebooted it, and it
> kernel panicked.  i can't get it to boot up at all.
> so i popped in a Knoppix CD, thinking i'd just fsck everything, and
> reboot.  no such luck -- after fscking all the partitions, i still got a
> kernel panic!
> but, while i'm in Knoppix, i'm noticing strange behavior.  once, while
> booting into knoppix, i got this error:
> Accessing KNOPPIX CDROM at /dev/scd1 ... /modules/cloop.o: init_module:
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorret module parameters
> including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
> At this point, of course, i couldn't boot.
> but it doesn't always happen like this!  sometimes, it boots in to
> knoppix just fine.  but then i notice errors when i'm working within it.
> like, sometimes the console just spits out line after line of this (the
> following from when i was trying to use knoppix's `mv`):
> scsi: ERROR on channel 0, id 1, lun 0, CDB: Request Sense 00 00 00 40 00
> Current sd0b:01: sense key Medium Error
> Additional sense indicates Random positioning error
>   I/O error: dev 0b:01, sector 97344
> cloop: Read error at pos 48243807 in file /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX, 28800
> bytes lost.
> cloop: error -3 uncompressing block 2479 65536/0/28800/[more nummbers]
> end_request: I/O error, dev f0:00 (cloop), sector [number]
> bash: /bin/mv: Input/output error
> i've never seen this under knoppix before.  is it indicative, at all, of
> what's going with my computer refusing to boot?  i feel like it must be
> related.
> my data appears to be all intact on my hard drives.
> i took apart everything and re-seated all the IDE and power connections.
> now it won't even boot enough to kernel panic on its own, and i can't
> tell if that's my fault or not -- i didn't not plug anything back in
> that i unplugged, so i'm a bit confused.  i'll try taking it apart
> again.
> basically, i'm wondering if anyone has a better sense than i do from
> these errors what's going on here.  cloop?  i/o error?  what kind of
> failure does this indicate?
> thanks a lot,
> </nori>
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could this be a hardware-failure: memory p.e.?  got once the strangest 
fenomena. after some research i had to replace my memory on the motherboard.

...just a hunch...


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