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SubjectRe: 2.1.117, flaky cdrom, frozen mount
On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, Peter Gervai wrote:

> if anyone interested. idecd driver, and a 8x cd which
> spins up quite slowly (2-6 sec). when I try to mount a
> cd the result is:
>
> root@BRaiN:~# mount /cd
> hdd: timeout waiting for DMA
> hdd: irq timeout: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> hdd: DMA disabled
> hdd: ATAPI reset complete
> ATAPI device hdd:
> Error: Unit attention -- (Sense key=0x06)
> Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred -- (asc=0x29, ascq=0x00)
>
> ...and it waits forever. It's especially nice experience
> when it's get mounted on boot.
>
> Solution: not to mount a cd. :-)
>
> bye,
> grin
>
> ps: if you feel to ask further or anything, cc to my email please. thx.
>

Hmmm. I have now gotten a couple of reports about this occuring, but I'm
not seeing it here. I havn't yet established a pattern. What type of
cdrom drive do you have? What ide chipset? I assume you have a good cable,
right? Do you know what kernel it does work with (i.e. 2.1.116?). Thanks
for your help,

-Erik

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