[CentOS] hda: no DRQ after issuing WRITE

Matt lm7812 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 12:41:18 UTC 2008

I upgraded my Centos 4.7 server last night.  Switched from a cheaper
50$ asus motherboard to a Supermicro motherboard.  I also, using dd,
copied entire 500g SATA seagate drive to new 500g SATA seagate drive
so as to have two copies in case something went wrong.

Anyway, now I keep getting this error:

Nov 21 06:08:33 server kernel: hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
Nov 21 06:08:33 server kernel:
Nov 21 06:08:33 server kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Nov 21 06:08:33 server kernel: hda: no DRQ after issuing WRITE
Nov 21 06:08:34 server kernel: ide0: reset: success

Found one website that told me too try hdparm -i to see whats up:


 Model=ST3500320AS, FwRev=SD15, SerialNo=
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs RotSpdTol>.5% }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=268435455
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2
 AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: unknown:

 * signifies the current active mode

So from recommendation on website I did this to match MaxMultiSect:

hdparm -m16 /dev/hda

then tried this to turn MultSect off:

hdparm -m0 /dev/hda

Still getting error.  The Supermicro MBD-X7SBL-LN1-O motherboard has
basically all defaults set in bios.

Any ideas?  Thanks.


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