OT: Weird Hardware Problem
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Tue May 19 22:48:56 UTC 2020
On 2020-05-19 11:45, David Christensen wrote:
> On 2020-05-19 11:32, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> On 5/19/20 1:23 PM, David Christensen wrote:
>>> I have not seen these suggestions yet:
>>> 1. Have you tried connecting the system drive to another port?
>>> 2. Have you tried replacing the SATA cable?
>>> 3. Have you tried replacing the system drive?
>> 1. and 2. are next on my list of things to try.
>> I did try 3. albeit with the same SATA cable and port - no difference.
> 4. Have you tried installing an HBA and connecting the system drive to
> 5. Have you tried resetting the CMOS settings to defaults via Setup?
> Via the motherboard jumper?
6. Open multiple terminals, say by booting the machine with a live
distribution with a graphical desktop or by using another machine with a
graphical desktop, opening multiple terminals, and connecting via SSH.
In one terminal, issue commands or run programs to exercise the HDD/ SSD
-- 'dd if=/dev/urandom of=foo bs=1M count=1k', 'dd if=foo of=/dev/null
bs=1M', etc.. In another terminal, watch for kernel error messages --
via dmesg(1) or files in /var/log. (I have more practice doing this on
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