Bug 140572 - error during read on /dev/hda
Summary: error during read on /dev/hda
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Alan Cox
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-23 18:01 UTC by Jim Starkey
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 07:16:59 UTC
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Description Jim Starkey 2004-11-23 18:01:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
Installing from ISO images; installation disk passes media check.
Box is Compaq Pressario 6000 w/ AMD 1800+ processor (utter vanilla 
cheap Compaq box).  System currently has RedHat 8.0 installed that 
runs without any problems.

After selecting keyboard, installation hangs for about a minute, then 
reports "Input/output error during read on /dev/hda".

After reboot, the boot rom self test fails (can't see hard disk).  
This persists until cleared by cycling power.

The problem is reproducable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 3 (IA32)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot first installation disk
2. Pick mouse
3. Pick keyboard    

Actual Results:  Dialog box "Input/out error during read 
on /dev/hda".  Subsequence reboot fails in self test without a power 

Expected Results:  I presume Fedora would have installed itself...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-11-27 05:03:50 UTC
do you still have RHL8 installed ?  Can you try the following things ?

- output of fdisk -l /dev/hda  (as root)

- try dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null and see if it completes without errors.

if you dont have rhl8 installed still, you can get to a tty by booting the
installer to the graphical stage, then hitting ctrl-alt-f2

Comment 2 Jim Starkey 2005-01-13 23:27:10 UTC
Sorry for the delay -- I assumed I'd hear by email if you needed 

RH8 is still installed.  Here is the listing you requested:

[root@ernie jas]# /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 240 heads, 63 sectors, 5174 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1        14    105808+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2            15      3622  27276480   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          3623      4941   9971640   83  Linux
/dev/hda4          4942      5174   1761480    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5          4942      5010    521608+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6          5011      5148   1043248+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7          5149      5174    196528+  82  Linux swap

[root@ernie jas]# dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null
78242976+0 records in
78242976+0 records out
[root@ernie jas]#

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2005-04-12 13:54:06 UTC
No immediate ideas. Would need to know chipset and drive type to go further.

Can you attach lspci -vxx and hdparm -I /dev/hda (off RH8 is fine)


Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 17:40:18 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

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