Solid hang with 1.2.x

Chris Adams (
Tue, 4 Jul 1995 10:39:52 -0500 (CDT)

I just added a second IDE hard drive, and now whenever I try to do
anything to it (like even sometimes "mke2fs"), after a bit the system
will hang completely. No response to anything, not even VC switches. I
had used both drives together under DOS before, but I think that I had
the current slave drive as master and the current master as slave.
Could this be the problem?

Current master: Western Digital WDC AC2540H
Current slave: Maxtor 7213 AT

I tried this with 1.2.11 (compiled in a.out with gcc 2.7.0), and I FTPed
a 1.2.8 kernel from Slackware (ELF beta) as well just to check. Same

I can run benchmarks under DOS on both drives, and there are no problems
with accessing both (I have also tried poking around with Norton utils
just to see if it would lock). No lockups under DOS.

What is going on here?

Chris Adams -
Simulations Director & Team Leader
United States Space Camp/Academy - US Space & Rocket Center
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