Re: IDE DVD problem under 2.4: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }

From: John J Tobin (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 00:40:34 EST

On Sun, 2001-10-14 at 20:32, Igor Bukanov wrote:
> I tried to setup my Dell Inspiron 7500 notebook (Celeron 466/512MB) with
> TORiSAN DVD-ROM DRD-U62 (RPC-2 drive :-( ) to watch DVD and found the
> following when using decss to read the encrypted vob files (other ways
> to access the file eventually produce the same error) under 2.4.12
> kernel, RedHat Linux 7.1. After I authenticated the drive and got a
> title key for some file, css-cat always fails on the first 2-3 attempts
> to read the file due to input-output error with kernel message:
> hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> hdc: command error: error=0x50
> end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 563008
Under the IDE/ATAPI configuration stuff in the kernel configuration
select the option "Use multi-mode by default." That may solve your

John Tobin; AOL IM: ogre7929

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