[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Sun Oct 31 16:28:54 EDT 2010

On Sun, 31 Oct 2010, William Warren wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
> On 10/31/2010 3:27 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>> Hi All.
>> Yesterday I was installing Centos 5.5 to my web server, and
>> it looks like the main hard drive has gone AWOL.
>> Fedora 12 put the file system into r/o mode.
>> The drive is an Hitachi, still under warranty.
>> There are bad sectors on it, and running the Hitachi DFT
>> tool confirms this. Also I cannot repair the bad sectors.
>> Would this be caused by a faulty I/O chip, or is it safe to
>> say it's definately the HDD at fault?
>> Kind Regards,
>> Keith Roberts
> hdd at fault

OK - thanks for confirming that Bill.

I'll remove it and take it back for replacement.


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