[nSLUG] Hard drive error messages

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Thu Dec 15 21:50:38 AST 2005


Bill Davidson wrote:

>Hi:
>
>On Thu, 2005-15-12 at 10:47 -0400, J. Paul Bissonnette wrote:
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>>At first I thought it had to be the drive, now I'm not sure. I had to 
>>boot 5 or 6 times this morning.  One time there was a DMA warning, 
>>another time  GRUB wasn't found, hda missing, all drives missing except 
>>hdd. Twice Windows booted, without grub(???)  windows is on hdc. One 
>>time the monitor output failed, had to reinstall the videocard.
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>That pretty much screams "motherboard", or maybe RAM.  Probably
>motherboard.  This is just the kind of flaky performance I have seen
>before from motherboards with bad capacitors, including those hard drive
>messages you posted before.  I have seen exactly those messages before
>from a drive that was just fine but connected to a bad motherboard.
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The board is an ASUS A7M266 about 2001 vintage, caps look ok, nothing 
swollen. It spent 6 weeks in a container when we moved from Europe, may 
have gotten too much salt air.

Is anyone running Debian on an AMD 64?

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J. Paul Bissonnette
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