2nd hard drive failed
michael at araneidae.co.uk
Sun Oct 22 08:00:14 BST 2006
On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:50:55PM +0100, Mervyn Passmore wrote:
>> two hard drives. The second one was installed as a spare in case of
>> emergency or temporary backups etc but has never been really used. It is now
>> failing, making odd mechanical sounds and I get messages on the console such
>> ad3 READ timeout
>> ata1 Resetting devices
Sounds kind of familiar. In my experience (I presume it's a PATA disk)
this would freeze the disk and any companion (master/slave) it might have
had on the same PATA bus. Any process would lock in "uninterruptible
sleep" until reboot.
>> How can I disable it from the system so I can shutdown, remove it and
>> restart the PC?
> Hard to say. Check /etc/fstab for any references.
Can't add to that. If anything else does reference it, you can almost
certainly take it out and restart anyway.
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