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Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On Tuesday 14 April 2015 23:27:36 David Christensen wrote:
> On 04/14/2015 07:30 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > I have a 3 drive hot swap cage ...
> > wheezy on what is now /dev/sda. ...
> > Tonight I cut the blisterpack off the first of the 2Tb drives and
> > slid it into slot 2. ...
> > Wheezy, with "SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux" kernel
> > running cannot connect to it, doing this from /var/log/messages: ...
> > These 2 new drives are sata-3, 6Gb/sec drives.  From the logs, the
> > driver had set it down to 1.5Gbs in an attempt to talk to it, but
> > obviously failed. The motherboard book only claims 3Gbs. ...
> > Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard ...
> My one Asus motherboard (M2NPV-VM) worked fine, right up until the day
> it died.  If yours still works, I would expect it to work with new
> Seagate SATA 3 HDD's.
> Disconnect all drives and the cage.
> Get a power supply tester and test your power supply.

I am monitoring it right now with gkrellm, its good.
> Test your memory:
>      http://www.memtest.org/

3 full cycles about 6 weeks back before I installed wheezy.>
> Take an image of your system drive and back up all of your data.

Amanda does that nightly.

> Install one new HDD in an internal drive bay.  Connect it to a known
> good power cable, and a known good SATA port on the motherboard using
> a known good SATA cable.  Boot the HDD manufacturer diagnostic CD and
> run all the utilities.  For Seagate, I use SeaTools for DOS:
> http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

> If the HDD passes all the tests, boot a Debian Wheezy installation CD,
> install Debian on the HDD, boot the HDD, log in, and see if there are
> errors in the logs.
> If Debian works correctly, move the HDD to the cage, connect the cage,
> and try again.
> If you run into problems, post the details.
Will do, thanks.

> David

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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