OT: Weird Hardware Problem

David Christensen 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.
> Another:
> 4.  Have you tried installing an HBA and connecting the system drive to 
> that?
> 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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