[This is a long post; sorry]
Recently, I tried to install Linux on my computer.
I decided to install Debian 3.0 r1. And I did it, installing it with
kernel 2.4.18-bf24, because I wanted to install it into ReiserFS file
I have two hard disk: hda with Win98 and hdc in where I wanted to
I started to install Debian and, firstly, I partitioned hdc as the
hdc1 (51 GB) of Linux native
hdc2 (1024 MB) of Swap
hdc3 (15 GB) of Linux native
hdc4 (of the rest) of Linux native
Then I initialized and formatted swap partition. And I wanted that
Debian verifies bad blocks.
During the verification, a* error ocurred, as commented in
I investigated a lot and it seemed that, firstly, the size of the
partition of swap was too big. I think that the maximum size of swap a
little plus than 900 MB. So, I reduced the size of that partition, and
I assigned 500 MB to swap partition.
And again I tried to install Debian 3.0 r1. And, again, I obtained the
same result: the same* error.
Then I suspected that, perhaps, the problem could be that the CD is
bad saved. I checked md5 numbers and all it's wright. Even, I tried to
install Debian 3.0 from a magazine number. And, again, the same
Even [when one is deseperate, he/she tries all ;-)], I tried to
install other Debian based distributions: Knoppix 3.1, Linex 2.0, and
LordSucth Debian. And I obtained a dialog which makes me thinking.
With Knoppix, I obtained a message error that says about "buffer.c"
error at line 512 (or similar line).
After it and after searching, I find the possible cause of all my
problems: a possible bug with Seagate 80GB hard disk commented in
But I'm not sure if it's the case because I did not find any more
information about this bug: no patch, no more references, ....
So, I want two things:
1) [and the most important] know if there is a bug with kernel
2.4.18(-bf24) with the Seagate (80 GB) hard disk. And if it's the
case, if this bug is fixed or not, overall in stable branch (2.4.x)
2) What can I do for install Debian on my Seagate?. Have I wait untill
Debian launch the next Woody version with the fixed kernel?. Can I
install Debian in my Seagate with kernel 2.2.x (even when I can't
install it on ReiserFS file system) [that is, kernel 2.2.x has the
same bug with Seagate]?.
For our help, I write the error message that I have (every time).
Thank you very much,
and I hope that you can help me,
Error message during the verification of bad blocks of swap partition
invalid operand: 0000
EIP: 0010:[<c012aa00>] Not tainted
eax: 00000141 ebx: c03278c0 ecx: c03278a8 edx: 0001cfb2
esi: c173ec80 edi: 00000000 ebp: 00000001 esp: e1cd7eb4
Process mkswap (pid: 149, stackpage=e1cd7000)
c03279fc 000001ff 00000000 c03278a8 0001bfb2 00000282 00000000
c012abe2 000001d0 e11e9190 000039de e1d4c0b0 c03279f8 000001d0
c012aa42 e1231350 c012464a e1231350 0000000e 000039d0 0001e840
[<c012abe2>] [<c0134c0c>] [<c012aa42>] [<c012464a>] [<c0124bca>]
[<c0124de2>] [<c012531d>] [<c012521c>] [<c012ff55>] [<c0106d7b>]
0f 0b 8b 46 18 a8 80 74 02 0f 0b 89 f0 eb 15 90 47 83 c5 0c
PS: Sorry Andrew Furey for no answer to you, but I decided to write
this message because I think that probably there are other causes for