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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: [solved] Problems during initial untar Input/out Reply with quote

Seagate ST39111A (9.1GB) Sun Ultra-5


midway though my stage-3 untar (stage3-sparc64-2006.0.tar.bz2 ) , the tar 'locks' up, and eventually I get

Code:


Can't create output file 'blah'.. Input/output error



I've done about a dozen or so installs on x86, and I'm guessing here maybe this is just bad hardware?

However... I've had Solaris 8 running just fine on this box for about 3 years... I finally decided to scrap it, and put gentoo on it to match everything else I have.. :-D


After the problem, I also can't access /dev/hda until I power cycle the box??? It seems to loose it during the untar...


I did make the mistake of deleting the /dev/hda3 Sun partitiion when I first started, but... did go though the hand book, and re-instate it..

Does someone have any ideas? maybe a OBP setting? or... something? I'm at a loss, and don't have another SATA drive to test with... :-(




Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDE DMA is broken on the chipset onboard U5/10 machines.
Just disable DMA when booting.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give er, a shot, and report back...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Now a new problem Reply with quote

I get to about the same point as I did before in the untar.. and...

Code:


./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/stdc++.h.gch/O0g
hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }

./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/stdc++.h.gch/O0g
hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }

./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/
./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/stdc++.h.gch/
./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/stdc++.h.gch/O0g
hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }

./usr/lib/gcc/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/3.4.5/include/g++-v3/sparc-unknown-linux-gnu/bits/stdc++.h.gch/O0g
hda: irq time


followed by spewing of

Code:

end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616096
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616104
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616112
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616120
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616128
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616136
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:04 (hda), sector 7616144



maybe almost there?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a bad disk to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible that I don't have the /dev/hda3 Sunlable partition setup correctly?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Could you please post the output of

Code:
fdisk -l /dev/hda


tnx.

ps. I have got the bad feeling of a broken disk as well but who knows what fdisk brings[/code]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imbiea wrote:
Is it possible that I don't have the /dev/hda3 Sunlable partition setup correctly?


I'd say its possible...

I had a hell of a time with a pair of 40GB ATA133 drives I was trying to use in my U10, I never managed to get the sun disk setup to work properly, I would suggest you start the solaris install, let that sort the disk setup out, and then reboot and start the Gentoo install (without removing the 3rd partition).

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok... :-( had a chance to check it today.... now... there is NO /dev/hda ...

k... so .. .bad drive.. :-D guess it was just a matter of time on the system while it was running solaris...

I'll try to get another sata drive for this puppy, and give it another shot... meanwhile... I'll mark this one as solved..

Thanks!!!



btw... funny, system boots with the Live CD, but now there is this odd clicking noise...hmmmmmm...naaaa.. COULDN'T be a bad drive...

LOL
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