Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74498
Drive not detected after install crash
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I recently installed RH7.2 an IBM TP 390E. I had ~10G's free so I made a /boot
~50MB, a / ~4G's, a /home ~2G's, a /usr ~1G and a swap of ~200MB.
All went as expected bar some strange messages when I tried to create differnet
parition sizes than the above (disallowing me to do so). Towards the end of the
package installation (99%) the harddrive started to click as if the heads were
getting lost and had to keep returning to sector 0 to try and find themselves again.
The install stopped / froze. When I rebooted, the clicking remained and no OS
was located. Now no OS will detect the hard drive, I have tried NT WS/SRV
rescue disks & installations CD's, SUSE / RH 5.1, 6.0 & 7.2 / Caldera Linux /
Win 98 boot disk (fdisk) . All say that there is no fixed disk present.
The clicking sound remains, I have taken the drive from the laptop and hooked it
up to a PC which at least detects the drive. However it will not allow access
to any of the filesystems on it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Don't want to lose another disk
I don't have the log files at my disposal right now, but I can get them from the
PC that managed to detect the drive as /dev/hdc
I would recommend contacting IBM about how to tell if the drive has failed or not.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have any new information to add
to this report.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.