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

From: Mike Fedyk (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 21:25:42 EST

On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 05:24:59PM +1000, Cyrus wrote:
> 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

Turn off "S.M.A.R.T." in your bios... Probably under the advanced bios
config menu.

I know that Compaq has a SMART RAID controller, but does anyone know what
this does? (I've seen it on old p2 MBs and they didn't have raid...)
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