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Re: Errors in Logfile

On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 11:26 +0100, James Allsopp wrote:
> I'm getting these errors in my log and was wondering how I should go
> about fixing and diagnosing the fault? According to Google it could be
> a drive fault, I've an IDE dvd-rom in there and a SATA hard-drive at
> the moment. If it's the DVD, I'm not that bothered, but if it's the
> Hard drive...eek!
>  WARNING:  Kernel Errors Present
>     Buffer I/O error on device sr0, l ...:  40 Time(s)
>     end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector ...:  10 Time(s)
>     sr 2:0:1:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Medium Error [current]  ...:  2 Time(s)

sr0 is your DVD drive.  

You may see such errors if the machine is trying to find a disc when
there isn't one in the drive, or when it takes a few attempts to start
reading a disc (spinning up to speed, focussing, etc.).

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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