[CentOS] HAL Daemon failure on boot up

Dick Roth raroth7 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 21 19:23:08 UTC 2008

Tosh wrote:
> Dick Roth wrote:
>> I've been having a problem for a while:  when booting, haldaemon will
>> fail, leaving me without CD/DVD and floppy drives available.
>> Has anyone else had this kind of problem?  If so, can anyone suggest a
>> solution?
>> Thanks for listening,
>> Dick
> some more information would be helpful
> what version of centos and hal
> any fail reports
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Sorry about that:

CentOS 5.2 (Final)
Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard

I went through messages.* and found no direct references to HAL, but did 
notice messages like:

Dec  6 20:02:40 c-75-69-199-70 kernel: hdf: cdrom_pc_intr: The drive 
appears confused (ireason = 0x01). Trying to recover by ending request.

Both a WDC IDE hard drive and a Pioneer 112D CD/DVD Burner are on the 
only legacy IDE connector on the mobo, so I can't try a different IDE 

Hope this helps clarify things.


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