[ltp] 600E system freeze--software or hardware?
Robert A Munro
05 Jun 2002 00:04:09 -0700
On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 23:18, Zoki, mailinglist account wrote:
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]De la part de Mark Nye
> > Envoy=E9 : mardi 4 juin 2002 14:48
> > =C0 : firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Objet : [ltp] 600E system freeze--software or hardware?
> > Hi All,
> > On two occasions I've experienced odd system freezes running RH7.2 on m=
> > TP600E. The first occurance was three months or so ago -- I was at the
> > computer editing a text file when everything suddenly froze and the har=
> > drive began making an odd "clanking" noise (pretty loud) that
> > repeated over
> > and over until I powered down the system. I restarted in DOS and
> > ran IBM's
> > disk-check tools, but didn't find any problems with the hard disk.
> *** Never had a HD making a noise but found the Linux log files to be ver=
> verbose when there is a soft or hardware problem. You did not say if you
> checked yours to see if you have disk seek errors?
Concur. I've had desktop SCSI cable/connector HW glitches, and they
always dumped errors to /var/log/messages. Disk noises along with
system lockups suggest disk seek or IO errors. Check your log files.
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