[32 bit 12.1B1 freshly dup'd]
lspci, hwinfo --disk, fdisk -l, dmesg, /var/log/boot.omsg, /var/log/boot.msg
& /var/log/messages from booting without any eSATA HD attached is at
Two RC-210 SATA RTL and two RC-220 RTL PCI cards I bought from Newegg arrived
yesterday. I put a
210 in one Dell, one 220 in another Dell, and tried one of each one at a time
in a non-Dell built on a Biostar G31-M7 TE motherboard with G31/ICH7 chipset
and P4HT (single core) CPU. Either card is recognized by the BIOS and the
kernel well enough to load the applicable sata_sil module.
However, booting with an eSATA HD attached to the SiL 3512's external port
causes various failures, depending on which openSUSE release I try to boot.
Some only take extra long to boot (11.0, 11.2, 11.4), while 12.1B1 with
3.1.rc7 don't appear capable of finishing a boot.
Right now I'm looking at a boot screen showing [ 2023.8111498] and repeating
the same messages over and over, one of which is in the subject. Another is
lost interrupt (Status 0x50), another exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0
action 0x6 frozen, another hard resetting link.
Early in the attempt to boot were a number of messages involving failure to
initialize non-existent md devices. The system normally has two internal HDs
with most partitions configured as software RAID1, but I pulled their cables
and renamed mdadm.conf in order to simplify troubleshooting.
Is there some way to accelerate timeout to finish booting and get logs and
dmesg sooner? The numbers finally stopped at [ 2577.848249], but I don't know
how to convert it to how long it took to boot.
is logs from waiting for
this forever boot with eSATA HD attached to finish.
Anyone know what's going on?
P.S. Choosing failsafe boot stanza, or older 3.0.0 or 3.1.rc5 kernels were no
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