On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 08:48 -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote: > On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 05:26:13PM +0530, shyam narayanan wrote: > > hi all, > > I had a perfect debian installation and as i boot up i am getting the > > error messsage > > hda:lost interrupt > > hda:DMA interrupt recovery > > hda:dma_timer_expiry:dma status == 0x24 > > these three messages are coming in loop each taking some time :( > > mine is an intel pentium D processor and HDD is a 40gb seagate of > > model ST340810A > > I'd look for potential hardware failure of that hd. Yeah, prepare for that drive to completely melt down soon, so you aren't taken by surprise if it actually does. I had a system with a chipset fan that would die intermittently, allowing the chipset to overheat. By the time I figured out what was happening and got the fan replaced, the chipset had been damaged. I got DMA errors (like yours) a lot on the second IDE controller. Other than that, I didn't have any problems. I would suggest also doing some tests (memtest86) and disabling DMA on that drive. Also, perhaps a bad cable could cause that...? Unlikely I suppose.
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