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Re: File system corruption with Severn

On 28 Jul 2003, Jean-Francois wrote:
> I've got file system corruption using Severn twice, some time after the
> installation, I'm using a  PII-800 with a Intel 440ZX chipset based
> board, and a Quantum 40Gig hd. After repaired the filesystem, I've got a
> ton of error messages in the messages log:
> hda: task_no_data_intr: status 0x51
> hda: task_no_data_intr: error 0x04

Sounds hardware related to me.  Try executing

dd if=/dev/hda | wc -c

(That command will read your entire hard drive and then output a count of 
how many bytes were read)

Then, keep an eye on syslog for error messages.

> With RedHat 5,2 to 9.0 never had any problems on this computer, it was
> very stable, now very unstable.  I've got strange message too, when
> trying to execute something, it said something like unable to execute
> binary file when I tried to run some command, then I restarted the
> system and the file executed perfectly.

If it's been stable under other OS's, try booting to one of them and then 
trying the same command.  Or, boot off one of their install cd's (using 
'linux rescue') and run the same command.

It sounds to me like your drive may be going bad.  If you don't get any 
errors from that command, then you know that your drive is reading OK.


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