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Re: [SLE] IDE HD PROBLEM
  • From: John Summerfield <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 05:30:27 +0800 (WST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512020521250.562@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, joao marka wrote:

> Hi list
>
> Today my dear server had some problems....
> IŽve arrived at work, and the server had hanged, after a reboot (and a loooong wait while
> system was checking MD0) I was able to "destroy" the RAID (hda3 + hdc3) change fstab to mount /
> just with hda3....
>
> after the system was running, iŽve tried fsck.ext3 an hdc3, and.... server crashed
> after another reboot, system was unable to mount hdd too....
>
> Well, everything points to hardware failure... but... 2 discs at once????
> IŽm afraid of IDE controller error, and after a google harvest, have found some people with the same
> error messages, but apparently with config problems...
> Or, I hope... cable.
>

Run a test with smartmon tools:
smartctl -t short /dev/hda
(there are other tests).

For peace of mind you might prefer to take the disks out and do the test in another machine.

I recommend booting off CD, especially if you do it in the same machine. I
believe that Knoppox (4.0 is current last I looked) has the nexessary tools.

At least one new drive is indicated regardless: it's safer recovering if you do
it on a duplicate, and there's no telling what corruption you have now. I have
had success copying a drive with DD, even when the target was larger, but I use
ext2/ext3i* filesystems, and that may make a difference.

* I saw your messages re EXT3, but I'd hate someone to assume that it will
necessarily work with other fileystems: it might, but I don't have the
experience.


>
> Any clues???
>
>
>
> Nov 30 18:35:59 samba kernel: hdc: status timeout: status=0x80 { Busy }
> Nov 30 18:35:59 samba kernel: hdc: DMA disabled
> Nov 30 18:35:59 samba kernel: hdd: DMA disabled
> Nov 30 18:35:59 samba kernel: hdc: drive not ready for command
> Nov 30 18:36:01 samba kernel: ide1: reset: success
> .....
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: Cannot find map file.
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: hdd1: bad access: block=2, count=2
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 16:41 (hdd), sector 2
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: EXT3-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: hdd: status error: status=0x00 { }
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: hdd: drive not ready for command
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: hdd: status error: status=0x00 { }
> Dec 1 07:11:16 samba kernel: hdd: drive not ready for command
>
> Joao Marka
> Calçados Jacob S/A
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