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Troubles with my HDD



Hello all,

I am new to this list and hope that my mail is not OFF TOPIC. After looking around for 2 months now, to find a solution, I will try it here now.

Now the scenario: I bought a new cool dell laptop:
INSPIRON 8100, 512MB RAM, NVIDEA GeForce2Go 32MB, 30GB Hitachi hard disk and a DVD. I bought it with WinME preinstalled, because it wasn't possible to get it with linux nor without an OS.


I shrinked the WinME partition to 3GB using parted and installed RH 7.2 as second OS. So I have ext3 in use, it was the default.

Here my partition layout:

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 3648 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1       392   3148708+   c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2           393       427    281137+  84  OS/2 hidden C: drive
/dev/hda3           428       430     24097+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4           431      3648  25848585    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5           431      2215  14337981   83  Linux
/dev/hda6          2216      3362   9213246   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          3363      3489   1020096   82  Linux swap

The strange OS/2 hidden partition is for suspend2disk.

Here my mount points:
[root inspiron root]# mount
/dev/hda6 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda3 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda5 on /home type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /mnt/win type vfat (rw)

I send you the hdparm informations, on the hdd I changed from udma5 to udma4, suggested me on the dell-linux mailing list. It seams I have lesser problems, but they persist.

[root inspiron root]# hdparm -i /dev/hda

/dev/hda:

Model=HITACHI_DK23CA-30, FwRev=00H0A0G1, SerialNo=11BPWF
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=36477, SectSize=579, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=-66060037, LBA=yes, LBAsects=58605120
IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:400,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 *udma4 udma5
AdvancedPM=yes: mode=0x80 (128)
Drive Supports : ATA/ATAPI-5 T13 1321D revision 3 : ATA-1 ATA-2 ATA-3 ATA-4 ATA-5


[root inspiron root]# hdparm -i /dev/hdb

/dev/hdb:

 Model=LG DVD-ROM DRN-8080B, FwRev=2.01, SerialNo=2001/08/20
 Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
 RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
 (maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes: sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
 AdvancedPM=no
 Drive Supports : ATA/ATAPI-4 T13 1153D revision 13 : ATA-4

Now the logs about my problems, the fresh one from today ;)

Jan 23 10:02:22 inspiron kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
Jan 23 10:02:23 inspiron kernel: hda: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Jan 23 10:02:23 inspiron kernel: hda: drive not ready for command
Jan 23 10:02:23 inspiron kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,6)): ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #892807: rec_len is smaller than minimal - offset=0, inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hda: timeout waiting for DMA
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: ide_dmaproc: chipset supported ide_dma_timeout func only: 14
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: blk: queue c0343660, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hdb: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-RAM drive, 512kB Cache, DMA
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hda: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hda: drive not ready for command
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hdb: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: hdb: packet command error: error=0x24
Jan 23 10:02:33 inspiron kernel: blk: queue c0343660, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Jan 23 10:02:34 inspiron su(pam_unix)[924]: session closed for user root
Jan 23 10:02:34 inspiron kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,6)): ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #892807: rec_len is smaller than minimal - offset=0, inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0



Could someone of you say me what is wrong with my system, I really don't know what to do. I am afraid dell will not care much about my problems, because I use linux and I don't know if it's a linux problem or a hardware problem. And if hardware related I would like to know, is it the HDD or the controller or what else.


Please help
Patrick

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