Large Storage Devices in Linux.....Kernel level support.....

From: Cyrus (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 02:24:59 EST

hi all,

i've got a setup of 2 hard drives (30GB & 40GB) with an Asus a7m266 mobo
with a VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 06).

30GB= fujitsu, 40GB= IBM (both are 7200rpm

i've got my cdrw on /dev/hdc, 30GB=/dev/hda, and 40GB=/dev/hdb...

all works alright for a while, but when i keep my computer turned on for
a couple of days and then reboot. bios sometimes tells me that smart
array (or something) failed with my primary master (30GB) and i should
back-up soon.. next reboot it tells me that pri-master fails.. it's
doing this quite regularly and i don't know how to stop it. i'm running
kernel 2.4.12 vanilla.

i'm sorry guys if this is the wrong place to ask but i could use some
hints in probably adding some options to the kernel at compile(config)
time to aid my ailing box.

Cyrus Santos

Registered Slackware Linux User # 220455
Sydney, Australia

"...the best things in life are free...."

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