Subject: hard drive screwing up (was re: motherboard)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/22/2001 21:43:59
Thanks to everyone who shared their advice on which motherboard
I should get. I got the KT7-RAID and it works very well.
Except one thing, I'm getting lots of device timeouts and had to
reinstall NetBSD couple of times because of this. Here is what I get:
/netbsd: pciide0:0:0: lost interrupt
/netbsd: type: ata tc_bcount: 2048 tc_skip: 0
/netbsd: pciide0:0:0: bus-master DMA error: missing interrupt, status=0x20
/netbsd: wd0: transfer error, downgrading to Ultra-DMA mode 1 (using DMA data transfers)
/netbsd: wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 1 (using DMA data transfers)
/netbsd: wd0a: DMA error writing fsbn 16 of 16-19 (wd0 bn 79; cn 0 tn 1 sn 16), retrying
/netbsd: wd0: soft error (corrected)
I accidentally pushed the power button while the box was running, and when
I rebooted, the system went into fsck like usually. But about 15 seconds
after it started fsck, I got those messages. They repeated themselves
probably for half an hour, so I finally rebooted. Next boot, the system
wouldn't boot up :( (it said "netbsd" was missing and tried booting other
combinations). I assume the filesystem got corrupted or something.
Some more info: This server has a fresh and new 34GB IBM hdd (which is the
trouble some hdd) and another 80GB disk. Does anyone know what causes this?
The hdd is *brand new* installed NetBSD 1.5R from the NetBSD FTP (20010206)
Thanks for any help.