On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 09:28:09AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > Stijn Hoop wrote: > > does anyone know if the Promise ATA100 controller PCI card supports 160 G > > disks on -STABLE? > > I'm not 100% sure that the Promise controller is the problem here: > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2004-May/046070.html
Hmm, not good. However, I have misworded my question I guess -- I wanted to know whether those drives _could_ work in that configuration; I did not want to buy non-working drives (I'd have gone for 120G if they didn't work, however I'm reasonably sure now that it'll work). Based on your problems I'll stay away from buying a Samsung drive right now, even though it might not be the real problem. Thanks for the feedback. > Earlier this week, I thought I'd solved the problem: I partitioned the drive > in a different computer, and it seemed to be OK in one of the machines where > it previously wouldn't work. > > I then partitioned a second drive and sent them both off with the client to > be installed in the server at the colo site. Apon installation, the system > hung (as described in the email) ... I don't know what the hell is going on > at this point, and it's incredibly frustrating because I'm not even sure how > to proceed with fixing it. We had a Linux machine here a few weeks ago that wouldn't boot; turned out the memory had gone faulty but we only discovered that after running memtest86 for over 24 hours (having passed lots of tests it suddenly reported failures). It wasn't a case of overheating because it consistently failed to boot; it just took memtest lots and lots of repeats to get the problem to show. Anyway I don't know if it's related to your problem but my point is that you never suspect the right component in the case of hardware failures :( --Stijn -- Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
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