Interpreting IDE error code from hdreg.h

B. James Phillippe (
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 12:17:11 -0700 (PDT)


I'm hoping an IDE wizard (Mark Lord or Gadi Oxman, hint hint :) can
illuminate something for me. I have a small IDE flashRAM card which,
although apparently working fine for reads and writes (of files), generates
an ABRT_ERR (from hd_reg.h) on certain accesses, such as mounting, mkfs and
partitioning. I have other such flashRAM cards which do not exhibit these
errors. Can someone help me understand what physical conditions might
trigger an aborted command?

#define ABRT_ERR 0x04 /* Command aborted */


B. James Phillippe <>
Linux Software Engineer, WGT Inc.

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