Subject: Re: Problems with hard disk
To: NetBSD-current users <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/2002 21:39:46
On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 03:04:32PM +0200, Julio Merino wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 02:46:04PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 12:41:53PM +0200, Julio Merino wrote:
> > > Hello
> > > 
> > > Is this something dangerous? I mean... maybe my disk is going to die?
> > 
> > No, it's just data corruption on the IDE bus which has been detected by
> > the controller, and the driver redid the transfer. Nothing dangerous here.
> I'm not so sure it's not dangerous... I've got another message, saying that
> the system has downgraded data transfer to pio mode 4 from udma 2.
> I've rebooted the machine to get udma2 again, and when trying to start X,
> the system has got stalled while reading from disk... I don't think it
> is a -current problem, because I haven't updated it for some days, and it
> has also failed "outside" netbsd, as I'll say now.

Have you seen other messages than the CRC error ?

> Ok, another reboot, what I get? Grub (the bootloader) can't start and the
> machine reboots itself. And after this, it has booted normal... but fsck
> complained, too many errors. I'm now backing up my data, to be safe.
> I'll do some more tests with the drive later. it's a Fujitsu 20GB 5400rpm
> udma100. Although I think it will die in some days :(

Well, maybe it has some issues then, if it has erratic behavior like this.

Manuel Bouyer <>