escalation stage 2 [was:RE: Big and ugly bug in 5.1-release]

Brooks Davis brooks at
Tue Jul 15 18:54:25 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 03:47:25AM +0200, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
> Now after resetting the machine which was hung by "sysinstall" it claims
> that ad4 (one of two mirrored 30GB 2.5" disks" was absent (see dmesg below)
> Now the controller warns me that one drive is bad (which in fact is
> definatley not) and allows me to select "continue boot"

If the controler says it's bad, it may well be.

> Now please give me a hint what to do. This is my brand new fileserver which
> collected all improtant data from the last decade and since it's brand new I
> didn't manage any backup.
> When testing the hardware (unplugging one drive while the machine was
> running) I had the same error but I thought that would never happen under
> normal circumstances.

Are those disks installed in hotswap enclosures (they usually have
a keyswitch)?  If not you probably hosed your disk.  ATA is not

-- Brooks
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