Subject: Re: bizarre cdrom
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Chris Cameron <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/12/2002 09:27:20
I cant offer any suggestions regarding the cdrom, but I highly suggest
downloading the hard drive test/diagnostics boot floppy from IBM and running
a full scan.  I started receiving some of those errors on a maxtor drive I
had in one of my NetBSD machines and the drive failed about a month later.

An IBM drive I have in another NetBSD machine (surprisingly its the same
model as yours) had some issues, and the IBM diag program was able to fix
the drive (I think it did a low level format or something, I didnt have the
time to really check it out, the drive was running in a raid-1 setup so I
wasnt worried about backing up the data off it).


Chris Cameron <>
OneMind Inc. <>
phone 519.652.2504 - fax 519.652.0945
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Haszlakiewicz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 4:12 PM
Subject: bizarre cdrom

> I've noticed that my cdrom drive has recently started to open and close
> the tray, apparently all by itself.  Whenever it does it I have nothing
> that should be doing anything with the cdrom drive.
> Hardware details:
>   AMD Athlon on a motherboard with a VIA VT82C686A (Apollo KX133) ATA66
> controller.  It also has a Promise Ultra100 IDE controller with nothing
> plugged in to it.  The cdrom drive is the slave drive on the secondary
> There is a 30Gb IBM disk as master on the primary channel.
> Software details:
> NetBSD 1.6B, built July 2nd.
> dmesg attached.  I get some soft errors from wd0 when booting, but the
> drive seems to work fine after that.
> I haven't seen it act like this before this kernel.  I don't remember
> what I had installed before.
> Has anyone seen a drive act like this?  Any ideas of what could be causing
> eric