Subject: Re: Disk query
To: Murray Armfield <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/11/2001 16:11:48
On Sat, Mar 10, 2001 at 01:50:33AM +1100, Murray Armfield wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 	I am not sure about this situation at all and I was wondering if anyone
> could help. I have a NetBSD-1.5 i386 box that may have a faulty hard
> disk, but that's not the issue. After the machine has been sitting for a
> while (multiple hours) and I try to log in, this IDE disk fails
> sometimes, randomly, and the system has has effectively come to a halt.
> Can't switch anything, just end up watching a stream of messages telling
> me the system can't read from this particular disk. Now this disk is
> mounted elsewhere, its one of my backup disks (not for long). It stores
> no executables or data relevant to NetBSD, just users home directories.
> 	I was wondering if there is something I can do to regain the system or
> am I just being impatient not waiting for the system to come back. (I
> have waited some)

What were the exact messages ?
Was this on read or write ?

Manuel Bouyer <>