Re: Hard disk errors with 2.0.x kernels

Uwe Bonnes (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 18:31:22 +0200

>>>>> "Gerry" == Gerry Jensen <> writes:

Gerry> I'm using kernel 2.0.7 and I've got the following error: hda:
Gerry> dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } hda:
Gerry> dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=2342359,
Gerry> sector=2342296

Gerry> The drive is a 1.5 gig Maxtor and the motherboard has the Intel
Gerry> Triton chipset.

Gerry> Previously, I got a same or similar error along with a complete
Gerry> crash of the system. We've been running Linux for a couple years
Gerry> without ever having this problem. So, I figure either my hard
Gerry> drive is going bad, or there is some bug with the latest kernels.
Gerry> Have other people been seeing this error with 2.0.x kernels? Any
Gerry> opinions on which is the problem are appreciated.

If you can reproduce your error at the same place, I think you had disk is
going bad.
If you are still on guaranty, try to reproduce the error with dos. Scandisk
istn't enough. Get the utility from Western Digital to scan disks:
If you can reproduce, bring the disk to your dealer.

If no guaranty, you are on your own. You can try to reformat with excluding
the bad blocks and watch if more errors appear.

Uwe Bonnes

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