On 09/08/06, Sonic <sonic at dreadserver.com> wrote:
> [42949472.930000] hdb: drive not ready for command
> ALERT! /dev/md1 dies not exist. Dropping to a shell!
> #[42949783.280000] hda: drive not ready for command
> [42950093.980000] hda: drive not ready for command
> However, when I reboot the second time, all works fine. The above
> suggests to me that the drives are dying, but both at the same time???
> Unlikely. What do you think? It seems to work on the second boot.
That sounds like there might be some issue with either ide chipset, or
the driver for it. The fact that it works on reboot is most likely
because the chipset is in a slightly different state than when you
> In relation to the initial problem being caused by the swap partition
> being the first on the drive. I would have thought that (hd0,0) would
> have been the first partition created rather than the first on the
Ah, i can see how that would make sense, but no. There is no record
kept of when the various partitions were created, just the order that
they're listed in the partition table. It's even possible (though
confusing) for the partitions to be physically laid out in a different
order to how they're listed in the partition table (i.e. there's no
rule that partition 2 in the table can't be physically before
> Also, why wouldn't the system recognise that the second partition
> was to be mounted as '/' (as was configured in the partitioner?
I'm not quite sure what you're referring to here. Is this related to
the errors above?
> Cheers for your help so far, it's been very much appreciated.
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