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SubjectRe: 2.4.20, VIA VT8233, Maxtor 6Y080L0, drive not ready for command
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These problems appears to be purely due to my own stupidity - a
combination of incorrect BIOS settings and a missing driver.

Thanks to those who responded so quickly, and apologies to everyone,
Andrew

andrew cooke said:

> Hi,
>
> [Apologies in advance for posting here - I did google around and couldn't
> find a more appropriate forum, but please redirect me if this is not OK.
> Also, I'm not subscribed, so would appreciate CC, but will of course check
> the archives (didn't want to get swamped by mail just to be told to post
> elsewhere).]
>
> Using 2.4.20 (Debian system, but source from kernel.org) plus ext3 patches
> from http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/ext3/ I am trying to get a Maxtor
> DiamondMax Plus9 80Gb functioning. AK77 Pro MB with VIA VT8233 SB (drive
> is ATA133, chipset might do ATA100). Other disks are SCSI-3 and work
> fine. Under load (copying /home from SCSI drive) the IDE drive gives
> errors like:
>
> Jun 15 22:31:08 tonto kernel: hdc: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> Jun 15 22:31:08 tonto kernel: hdc: drive not ready for command
> Jun 15 22:31:08 tonto kernel: ide1: reset: success
> Jun 15 22:31:09 tonto kernel: hdc: write_intr error1: nr_sectors=10,
> stat=0x59
> Jun 15 22:31:09 tonto kernel: hdc: write_intr: status=0x59 { DriveReady
> SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
> Jun 15 22:31:09 tonto kernel: hdc: write_intr: error=0x01 {
> AddrMarkNotFound },
> LBAsect=123295591, sector=123295270
> (repeated ad infinitum with different values)
>
> tonto:/var/log# hdparm /dev/hdc1
>
> /dev/hdc1:
> multcount = 0 (off)
> IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
> unmaskirq = 0 (off)
> using_dma = 0 (off)
> keepsettings = 0 (off)
> readonly = 0 (off)
> readahead = 8 (on)
> geometry = 158816/16/63, sectors = 160086465, start = 63
>
> The geometry values are correct, according to Maxtor's docs. (IDE0 is
> occupied by CD+CDRW, hende hdc).
>
> Is this a kernel problem? If not, where should I go for help?
>
> Feel free to ask for more data, tests, recompilation of kernel with
> different params, etc - happy to help. Will include kernel .config as a
> bzipped attachment.
>
> Thanks,
> Andrew
>
> --
> http://www.acooke.org/andrew


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