Re: IDE errors with 2.0.11

Marco Mariani (
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 20:50:11 -0100 (GMT-0100)

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Oleg Kibirev wrote:

> > hda: write_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> > hda: write_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }

> I had the same problem when I was using a Quantum 2.5G drive on a Pentium 100.
> It went away after I changed PIO mode from 4 to 3 in BIOS Setup. From the
> other hand, I also saw this message with an old 340M HD on a 486/33 for
> several months before it died. So guess it can be both. I never saw e2fsck
> errors caused by this message though.

I've seen system crashes, on two new EIDE HDs (W.Digital and Maxtor) with two
identical PCI MBs based on SIS 496. The system went on for a while, then
flooded the console with those messages.
The kernel was 1.3.9x at the time.

All The Best,