[Novalug] Now: Hard Drives are clean
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Sun Jan 14 12:36:44 EST 2007
First put them bios back on auto. Next see what hdparm can do with
them. You should get no less than dma-66 unless the drives are either
very old or jut don't like being on the same cable.
Jay Hart wrote:
> Both HDDs pass all tests without any problems reported.
> So, now I think that the HDD errors reported in dmesg and /var/log/messages
> are Linux related.
> You think I should run "noapic" and what other option?
>> It's having problems activating DMA on the drive. *If the drive passes
>> a blockcheck, then it's a DMA implementation problem*. It could be
>> related to the IDE controller or the drive.
>> You told me the other day you were forcing PIO4 -- this could cause this
>> problem depending on how you are doing it. In PIO4 forced mode (bios?),
>> it will PREVENT dma from being activated.
>> "man hdparm" to adjust the drive accordingly and run hdparm at startup.
>> Jay Hart wrote:
>>> I'll clarify why I'm using X.
>>> I'm trying to downsize the amount of physical space my PCs take up, so I
>>> decided to get a couple of mini-itx boxes. I plan on replacing a Sun Ultra 2
>>> with one of these boxes, and I plan on replacing a smaller compaq desktop
>>> one particular unit I'm trying to setup now.
>>> So, I have this great desire to know how all my hardware works, basically
>>> back to my days in the Nuclear Navy when not knowing how all my equipment
>>> worked could get me killed.
>>> Given this, since I am totally unfamilar with the mini-itx line of
>>> motherboards, and Migrus, the maker of my board, I'm learning all there is
>>> know about these units. I might be the first person to try to use this
>>> particular board under Linux, though I can't be sure, since I haven't found
>>> any info on them via google.
>>> I think what I have discovered to date will help me out when I buy the
>>> box for my new router/firewall. I know it will boot and run openbsd, I
>>> this out first.
>>> The only thing I'm really worried about at this time are those disk errors.
>>> I'm running checks on my drives now.
>>>> Lets clarify this one:
>>>> I posted "noapic"
>>>> A P I C = irq routing features
>>>> A C P I = power management features
>>>> I'm not aware of A P C I (see below).
>>>> One other thing to do is ensure that your BIOS is set to "NO PNP" or
>>>> equivalent. This forces BIOS to handle IRQs. You should really use
>>>> this all the time, even for PnP systems. Particularly if you implement
>>>> Whenever a video card is switching from standard to frame buffer mode IN
>>>> THE CONSOLE during boot and the screen goes black rather than continuing
>>>> to display, I find that "noapic" will resolve the issue and the fb mode
>>>> displays as expected.
>>>> I too was confused by the "X" questions given that this was slated to be
>>>> an E-mail only server. X is simply a waste of resources *in that
>>>> context*, however it may perhaps an unknown requirement of Jay's that we
>>>> are not privy too.
>>>> gregory pryzby wrote:
>>>>> My compaq server was locking up. I turned off apci and it hasn't
>>>>> locked since.
>>>>> On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 10:59:37PM -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>>>>>>> Try adding "noapic" to the kernel line.
>>>>>> What do you think this would fix?
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