Twice recently, my machine (Mandrake 8.0) horked like there was a
problem with the hard drive, but I'm not sure, and I'm wondering if
anybody could think of any non-hardware problems that could cause these.
Anyway, once recently, I came back to the machine to find my
screensaver (it was qix (the bouncy, color-changing lines) at the time)
completely frozen, and the hard drive access light was flashing rather
quickly. The machine wouldn't respond to the mouse or any keypresses, and
I had to hit the reset button to get the machine working again.
Then, just today, the machine froze completely when I tried to
mount my second hard drive. I have a 20G drive as the primary slave, but
it's in a hot-swappable cart. I use the drive mainly to keep backups of
my primary drive. This drive has one bigass ext2 partition on it, which
is what I tried to mount (I made sure the drive was connected an' 'at),
and it froze completely. Again, I had to reset.
Anyway, could both of these problems indicate a problem with the
primary hard drive? I hope it isn't, as I don't really wanna go through
the whole replacement routine. Could there be a problem in my Linux
config that would cause errors such as these. (I checked several logfiles,
and there's nothing at all about any errors.) If I have to replace the
drive, I will, but I wanna rule out any software problems, first. Anybody?
Egg, eggie (at) sunlink (dot) net
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